By now, some of you may be aware that we're conducting a small "Moment of the Year" tournament on Building the Dam. Why? Because we can.
Well, it's not going so well. I mean, it's going, but it's not very exciting.
Let me back up.
When I sat down to plan this tournament, there were four "moments" that stuck in my mind to be superior to the rest. Those four were the Civil War win, the win against Cal, Ryan Ortiz's grand slam against UCLA, and the Emerald Bowl win. Those became the top four seeds.
Then, I handed a list of potential 5-8 seeds to you and told you to vote. You did, and after two rounds of voting, four more "moments" emerged.
In the first round, those four 5-8 seeds were quickly wiped out by the top four seeds.
Then, we moved to the second round. Voting ended today, and both finalists emerged victorious by ridiculous landslides.
In the 1 vs. 4 matchup, the Civil War victory won over the Emerald Bowl victory 24 votes to 1. That's understandable, I guess.
In the 2 vs. 3 matchup, the Cal victory won 32 votes to 1 over Ryan Ortiz's Grand Slam over UCLA. There's only one die-hard baseball fan out there?
Okay, I know, that one is understandable too.
So, now we move on to the championship round. Here's the bracket:
Will we see a Moment of the Year upset for the first time in Building the Dam history? Probably not.
But, as they say, that's why you play the game.
Voting will begin Monday.