March 31, 2008
Second round action of our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining, BDL Bedlam Tournament. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 64 things that you may or may not love about the NBA, seeded them into four regions and created a Madness-like bracket. Today we'll unveil the first eight match-ups of the second round. Voting will remain open until late Tuesday night.
Up next in the West Region: No. 6 seed YouTube star Chris Bosh vs. No. 14 seed Phil Jackson's throne. In the first round, Bosh somehow managed to out-crazy Ron Artest, while Phil Jackson and his chair towered over Mark Cuban. (Apparently, Cubes lost the coveted blogger vote.) Another look at the nominees:
No. 6 Chris Bosh on YouTube: Chris Bosh has range. From a Texas used-car dealer trying to win your All-Star votes to Blane Harrington, an Oxford-educated scholar, "lonelyBosh15" has taken the YouTubes by storm this season. And remember, a vote for Bosh is a vote for Bubba.
No. 14 Phil Jackson's throne: Ever wondered about that throne-like chair Phil Jackson sits on during games? Well, it's a LaunchPad -- the world's first pneumatic, height adjustable, folding chair. Jackson claims its ergonomic design helps with his long legs, but he really just likes to tower over his players on the bench. It makes him feel like Gandalf. ("I am not a conjurer of cheap tricks, Radmanovic!")
So, who/what makes it through to the Sweet Sixteen? What do you love more? Rock the vote.