Yes, it’s been a long, arduous journey. But we’ve finally reached the Final Four for our ridiculous bracket.
While the semis may lack a true Cinderella, the match-ups are beyond epic. The Elite Eight results and your final four match-ups after the jump…
# 3 The Blues Brothers over #5 Princess Bride
It was a tough battle that almost went to overtime. But with some last second heroics from The Good ‘Ole Boys, The Blues Brothers came out on top by two whole votes. Princess Bride was quoted as saying, “Those two are like Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.”
Jake and Elwood become the lowest seed to make the Final Four. They claim they were disrespected during the regular season, but are ready to prove their doubters wrong. They especially hate Colin Cowherd.
#2 Billy Madison over #1 Independence Day
As proof of the maturity level of this blog and its readers, Billy Madison has taken out the greatest speech in history. Not just movie history, but world history. President Whitmore was none-too-pleased, and vowed not to go quietly into the night… but then he did anyways. Cuz there’s no losers’ bracket here.
#1 The Sandlot over #2 Animal House
Really a no-brainer here, but The Sandlot becomes the only #1 seed to advance.
Tough to see Animal House go. At PNC Park, they usually play that clip before the bottom of the ninth when the Pirates are losing……
#2 Anchorman over #5 Dazed and Confused
HA! Take out Lloyd Christmas, will you? Well screw you, Matthew McConadouche.
Well, let’s get to the voting, shall we?
#2 Billy Madison – Principal: Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
#3 Blues Brothers – Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses. Jake: Hit it.
Holy eff… what an epic match-up. The Blues Brothers is a classic movie that will be enjoyed for decades to come. In all of its craziness, it’s actually a pretty smart movie.
Billy Madison, however, will probably not make it past Duck Soup level. Though a classic in our time, our kids will probably think it’s pretty lame, That makes me a little sad.
Still, this should be a great match-up.
#1 Sandlot - Ham Porter: You’re killing me Smalls!
#2 Anchorman - Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly… I mean, that really got out of hand fast. Champ Kind: It jumped up a notch. Ron Burgundy: It did, didn’t it? Brick Tamland: Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart. Ron Burgundy: I saw that. Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident? Brick Tamland: Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident. Ron Burgundy: Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder.
I don’t think there’s any doubt about the staying power of these two movies. The Sandlot should be shown in school every grade until college. There are so many lines from both of these movies that could have been used. The fact that these two are in the Final Four pretty much means these are the greatest two movies ever.
Voting ends on Monday at noon. Good luck to all participants.