WOW. THE SHOE FITS! THE SHOE FITS! CINDERELLA DANCES TONIGHT! THE 3 SEED, RHEA HUGHES, KNOCKED OFF BY THE 14, PAUL JOLOVITZ (!!!).
Rhea became the first victim of what I am calling the top seed detractors issue. The higher seeds have a target on their backs. People want to see the underdogs win. The higher the seed, the more well known you are, the more likely you are to have detractors and haters. Thus far, the heavy favorites have weathered this storm, but Rhea has become the first to fall to an unlikely lower seed– a 14 seed! It’s MADNESS, baby!
Your Day 3 results and updated bracket:
Jolovitz’s crazy shocker upset sets up a Round 2 match with Anthony Gargano. Jolly and Cuz are two WIP veterans. Jolly is riding high and pitchy, but will he be able to carry the momentum over to beat Gargano? We’ll see.
Both Harry Mayes and Nick Kayal held off stiff competition from Tim McManus and Matt Lombardo. Neither trailed, but these games were close. Perhaps a chink in the armor for the 3 and 6 seeds? Something has to give in Round 2. It’s been all chalk in the 97.5 Region.
Neli Hartmann and Derrick Gunn just beat up on the competition. The TV Region has been full of blowouts. Lots of big names establishing their dominance early. Eventually those titans will collide. Today, TV Region favorite John Clark goes against the 15, Colleen Wolfe.
Ryan Lawrence fought off an onslaught of words and douche from David Murphy. Survive and advance, baby. Tim McManus was able to hold on against a feisty Eliot Shorr-Parks. Tim led big early, but a late surge from Eliot made the finally result closer than it really was. Eliot’s a young team, expect him to be right back next year with a much higher seed.
On to Day 4 matchups– the 7-10, 2-15 games.
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