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Cartoon Thunderdome – All Hail King Homer!!

April 30, 2008
HOMER SIMPSON WINS INAUGURAL THUNDERDOME TOURNAMENT

After more than 200 votes from you, Homer Simpson defeated Eric Cartman in the Championship round to become the first-ever Thunderdome Champion. The newly crowned king of cartoons knocked off the megalomaniacal child from South Park with a 115-97 victory.

Things seemed dim for Eric early on, as Homer jumped out to a 30+ voting advantage. However, despite recommendations to end the matchup, voting continued, and Cartman pulled within single digit votes of Simpson. But he would get no closer, and thanks to everyone’s input, America’s favorite dad from Springfield stands alone.
I thank everyone for voting and hope that you enjoyed Thunderdome ‘08. Don’t worry though, because Thunderdome ’09 will be in full force come next March.

A big thank you to Steve and everyone that voted. This was pretty awesome, and Steve quadrupled his number of posts on the site. And seriously, 200 people? Yeesh. That may seem small time for some sites, but for our little outfit here, that’s a little overwhelming.

Now sit back and be prepared for hockey and baseball posts…. is it football season yet?
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Cartoon Madness – FINALS

April 23, 2008

(new survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1208976262761)

THUNDERDOME CHAMPIONSHIP SET
Thanks to a record number of votes in the Final Four, we now have our Thunderdome Championship set: Homer Simpson vs. Eric Cartman. Both had impressive wins in the semifinals, and both have had to go through some pretty stiff competition to get to this point. Homer has had to oust Michelangelo, Pinky and the Brain, and Peter Griffin, among others, while Cartman had to knock off Leonardo, Quagmire, and Optimus Prime.
So it all comes down to this. 65 to 2. To become the first and undisputed Thunderdome Champion. On one side, you have a guy who sits on his couch with a beer and a bowl full of chili. On the other, you have a kid who chops up bullies’ parents into chili. Both have had successful movies. Both have coined popular catch phrases. Both give the FCC hell with their constant swearing on national television. But only one can walk away with all the marbles.
Again, I thank each of you for voting. I think this has been a fun activity for the past two months for me (largely because it distracts me from doing my work), and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. I’m sure everyone is excited for Thunderdome ’09 (theme in progress). And as always, please tell your friends to vote, as it has been proven that every vote counts.
https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1208976262761

National Championship

#1 Homer Simpson

vs. #1 Eric Cartman

Cartoon Madness – Final Four

April 15, 2008

With the passion of a Canadian basketball player, our friend Steve presses on to the Final Four of our Cartoon Thunderdome. Here’s the link to the new poll: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1208219825048

MATCHUP OF THE CENTURY MEETS ONE ROUND EARLY

Thanks to another massive number of votes from you, we now have our Final Four for the Cartoon Thunderdome. In the regional finals, Peter jumped out to a huge lead over Doug Funnie, and then withstood a late rally to fend off the Power of the Quail 15-11. Homer had an easier time with Pinky and the Brain, winning convincingly 19-7.

Cartman had to make a valiant comeback over Quagmire to win 15-11, and Optimus Prime knocked off Shredder with another 15-11 score.

So we are now down to four, and now have arguably the greatest discussion among cartoons ever: Who is the better fat man/moron/poor excuse of a husband and father – Peter or Homer? We’ll soon find out as these two goliaths will duke it out with a chance at the National Championship on the line. The other matchup pits young Eric Cartman against Optimus Prime. I love how we got two robots into the semifinals, if you count A.W.E.S.O.M.E.-O’s cardboard costume as being robotic.

I think the committee got it right, as we have 3 #1’s and a #2 (although, when looking back on it, I should have made Optimus Prime a #1 seed, since He-Man kind of sucks). So continue to vote and spread the word, as every vote counts.

#1 Peter Griffin vs.

#1 Homer Simpson

#1 Eric Cartman vs.

#2 Optimus Prime

Again, new survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1208219825048

Cartoon Madness – Elite 8

April 8, 2008

TURTLES GET SHELL SHOCKED, FOX CONTINUES TO REPRESENT

(link to new survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1207662168619)

Go figure that Shredder would be the one surviving character from TMNT to move on to the Elite 8. 3 of the 4 turtles made it to the Sweet 16, and all lost, although Michelangelo nearly pulled off a big upset over Max Power. Peter knocked off Raphael and Cartman withstood Leonardo. As predicted by yours truly, the Doug Funnie – Ralph Wiggum battle would be fierce, and when the dust cleared, Bluffington’s finest advanced with a 12-10 win. Finally, Optimus may have proved that this is his tourney to win, pounding The Man With No Name 19-3. With that being said, however, FOX still gets 4 reps into the round of 8.
So we get to the regional finals, with the winners advancing to the Final Four. These should be some pretty sweet matchups, especially Peter vs. Doug. I’d LOVE to see a cartoon episode with these two in the same room, one imagining he’s fighting villains as Quailman, the other reminiscing about the time he went through that Daisy Duke phase (Come here you basketball!).
So below are the matchups. Continue to vote and spread the word. Watch a little baseball too if you have time, or the women’s final four if you’ve chosen that life path.

PETORIA REGIONAL FINAL
#1 Peter Griffin
vs. #2 Doug Funnie

MAX POWER REGIONAL FINAL
#1 Homer Simpson
vs. #7 Pinky and the Brain

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.-O REGIONAL FINAL
#1 Eric Cartman

vs. #3 Glenn Quagmire

SHEERA’S PIECE REGIONAL FINAL
#2 Optimus Prime

vs. #8 Shredder

(again, the link to the new survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1207662168619)

Cartoon Madnees – Sweet 16

March 31, 2008

Before we get into the Sweet 16 matchups, let’s take a look at the second round results:




Quagmire and Optimus with the largest crushings of the round. Below is Steve’s wrap-up of the event. The link for the next round is: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1206985627599

Seriously, this is the most professionally thing we’ve ever done. What with the surveys and all…

FOX All-Stars vs. Heroes in a Halfshell

We’re now at the Sweet 16. In the Round of 32, we had two tough tiebreakers that had to be decided by the little sister. Based on her apparent love for talking mice and the liking of the name “Zapp”, the mice duo and the man with no name advance to the Sweet 16. Raphael, representing the Big Red Blob from Western Kentucky, also advanced as a 12 seed with an impressive win over Philip Fry, as did Leonardo and Michelangelo. Go figure my favorite turtle was the first one to go down.

The tournament continues to be the FOX Invitational, as Homer, Peter, Zapp, little Ralphie, and Captain Syphilis all moved on. Finally, He-man, who survived a scare from a 16 seed, fell to Shredder, who has now basically renamed the region the Technodrome Region.

So now we reach the regional semis, where the voting choices become even tougher, especially for the Doug Funnie vs. Ralph Wiggum showdown. So, below are the matchups that will determine who moves on, and who goes back into your television set.

Petoria Region

#1 Peter Griffin vs. #12 Ninja Turtle Raphael

#2 Doug Funnie vs. #3 Ralph Wiggum

Max Power Region

#1 Homer Simpson vs. #4 Ninja Turtle Michelangelo

#3 Charlie Brown vs. #7 Pinky and the Brain

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.-O Region

#1 Eric Cartman vs. #5 Ninja Turtle Leonardo

#2 Darkwing Duck vs. #3 Glenn Quagmire

Sheera’s Piece Region

#4 Fred Flintstone vs. #8 Shredder

#2 Optimus Prime vs. #3 Zapp Brannigan

Again, the voting link is https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1206985627599. Thanks to everyone for voting. I don’t think we’ve had as many hits on the site all last year as we’ve had votes in the 2nd round.

CARTOON MADNESS – round 2

March 14, 2008

Before we get into the second round matchups, let’s take a look at the first round results:




Popeye and Wacko had the big upsets, and Tommy Pickles pulled of a decent win. The clear loser was Noozle Koala Blinky, who couldn’t a single vote over cartoon juggernaut Optimus Prime.

Without further adeiu, here is the link for the next round of voting:
https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1205257306905
Now for Steve’s analysis:
SEPARATING THE DUCKS FROM THE TURTLES
So the votes are in, and I appreciate everyone for voting thus far. For a quick recap, #1 He-Man almost got knocked off by Cinderella…if you can even call Beavis and Butthead that. However, the trend of a #1 never losing in the first round continued as all top four seeds advanced to the second round. Sadly, the same cannot be said for #2 Dr. Zoidberg. America’s favorite crustacean was ousted by Popeye. Maybe those of you voting were drunk? Or have never watched Futurama? Either way, you all have spoken and the drunken sailor advances to round 2.
I always wondered who was loved more by our generation—the Turtles or the Ghostbusters? Well, only one Ghostbuster made it to the second round, while ALL four turtles advanced.
Finally, I believe the 3-6 games are some of the best matchups in the tournament. With that being said, we have Donatello matched up against little Ralphie, while Bugs Bunny squares off with good ole’ Charlie Brown. Oh yeah, and Duffman dukes it out with the man with no name. Zapp Brannigan.
So continue to vote, since every vote matters as we saw in the last round. My partner in crime Gally will (hopefully) has set up another fast and easy survey voting process for everyone (because he is awesome).
And I’m throwing it out there now…the kid from Bluffington is taking home the title.
PETORIA REGION
#1 Peter Griffin vs. #8 Scooby Doo
#12 Ninja Turtle Raphael vs. #4 Philip Fry
#6 Ninja Turtle Donatello vs. #3 Ralph Wiggum
#10 Buster Bunny vs. #2 Doug Funnie
MAX POWER REGION
#1 Homer Simpson vs. #9 Yogi Bear
#5 Inspector Gadget vs. #4 Ninja Turtle Michelangelo
#6 Bugs Bunny vs. #3 Charlie Brown
#7 Pinky and the Brain vs. #15 Popeye
A.W.E.S.O.M.E.-O REGION
#1 Eric Cartman vs. #9 Tom and Jerry
#5 Ninja Turtle Leonardo vs. #4 Scrooge McDuck
#6 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler vs. #3 Glenn Quagmire
#10 Tommy Pickles vs. #2 Darkwing Duck
SHEERA’S PIECE REGION
#1 He-Man vs. #8 Shredder
#12 Animaniac Wacko vs. #4 Fred Flintstone
#6 Duffman vs. #3 Zapp Brannigan
#7 Mickey Mouse vs. #2 Optimus Prime
Again, the link is https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1205257306905

CARTOON MADNESS

March 4, 2008

Every once in a while, we ask our fellow Hokie Steve to contribute. Usually, we spoon feed him material and give him credit, but this time he came up with an idea all by himself!! And here we go. 65 cartoon characters (including various teams). One winner. You decide. Enjoy!

The time of the year is upon us. Conference tournaments run amok and reveal which teams will play Cinderella and which teams will earn bracket-topping seeds in the NCAAs. The beginning of March symbolizes the start of 65 teams trying to live the dream by winning six games to call themselves champions.

With that being said, I have put together a bracket of 65 cartoon characters, all of which are vying for your vote to be called “the Greatest Ever” (Chris Berman stole my idea for Greatest Highlight by the way).

The following first round matchups are set below. Due to the fact that I have a life and am thrust into an accountant’s nightmarish season, not much will be said of each first round matchup, but more will be provided for second round parings and beyond.

VOTE HERE: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1204572526790

Petoria Region (we want to call it Peterland, but the gay bar by the airport already took it)

#1 Peter Griffin vs. #16 Magilla Gorilla
-If I receive one vote for Magilla, you’re out of the voting process.

#8 Scooby Doo vs. #9 Thundercat Lion-O
-This could be one of the toughest voting matchups in the first round.

#5 Ghostbuster Peter Venkman vs. #12 Ninja Turtle Raphael
-Which cartoon best represents his famous foursome?

#4 Philip Fry vs. #13 Huckleberry Hound
-Not even a seven-leaf clover could spice up this matchup.

#6 Ninja Turtle Donatello vs. #11 Foghorn Leghorn
-Nerdy amphibian vs. Overweight stuttering fowl

#3 Ralph Wiggum vs. #14 Droopy Dog
-Ralph’s English help him in this matchup? That’s unpossible.

#7 Heathcliff vs. #10 Buster Bunny
-Just for the note, Heathcliff is NOT the cat that loves lasagna…

#2 Doug Funnie vs. #15 Underdog
-How can Underdog upset Quailman, Smash Adams, and Race Canyon?

Max Power Region (the region who’s name you’d love to touch, but you mustn’t touch!!)

#1 Homer Simpson vs. #16 Quick Draw McGraw
-Please note that Quick Draw defeated Snagglepuss in the play-in game by Lady Wright picking which hand behind my back had a ticket in it…

#8 Rocko (from his Modern Life series) vs. #9 Yogi Bear
-God, choosing 8-9 games is so stressful

#5 Inspector Gadget vs. #12 Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore
-WWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTOOOOOONNN

#4 Nina Turtle Michelangelo vs. #13 Garfield
-Garfield was primed to have a higher seed until John Arbuckle had him neutered.

#6 Bugs Bunny vs. #11 David the Gnome
-Is it bad that I remember NO other characters from the show besides David?

#3 Charlie Brown vs. #14 Mr. Magoo
-My life vs. My vision

#7 Pinky and the Brain vs. #10 George Jetson

#2 Dr. Zoidberg vs. #15 Popeye
-Popeye’s strength of schedule was horrendous. Banging Olive Oyl doesn’t help his causes much either…

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O Region

#1 Eric Cartman vs. #16 Pink Panther
Pink Panther is the ultimate Ginger Kid.

#8 Baby Gonzo vs. #9 Tom and Jerry

#5 Ninja Turtle Leonardo vs. #12 Futurama’s Calculon
-Leonardo would slice through Calculon’s “Acting Talent” with one swipe.

#4 Scrooge McDuck vs. Cobra Commander
-No way Cobra can beat the greatest theme song of all time.

#6 Ghostbuster Egon Spengler vs. #11 Spongebob Squarepants
-A square vs. a square pants.

#3 Glenn Quagmire vs. #14 Tigger
-Umm, Quagmire, isn’t there an “O” in Country?

#7 Montgomery Burns vs. #10 Tommy Pickles

#2 Darkwing Duck vs. #15 Donald Duck
-An Elite 8 matchup between Scrooge and Darkwing would be money.

Sheera’s Piece Region

#1 He-Man vs. #16 Beavis and Butthead

#8 Shredder vs. #9 The Grinch

#5 Mr. Dink vs. #12 Animaniac Wacko
-Mr. Dink totally cheated on his wife Tippie.

#4 Fred Flintstone vs. #13 Ren and Stimpy

#6 Duffman vs. #11 Papa Smurf
-Papa Smurf never thrusts in the direction of the problem.

#3 Zapp Brannigan vs. #14 Ghostbuster Ray Stantz
-The man with no name: Zapp Brannigan

#7 Mickey Mouse vs. #10 Slimer
-Talk about a thought-provoking conversation.

#2 Optimus Prime vs. #15 Noozle Koala Blinky
-If you don’t know who the koala is, just vote for the robot.

Again, the link is https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1204572526790

The most votes get you to the next round. Fairly simple. First round voting will end Sunday, March 9.

Let the madness begin…