The first two rounds of DeFlip Side’s 2014 Sci-Fi Madness are history and the Sweet 16 take the court!
There were some stunningly close races here that came right down to the wire. Alien beat the Muppets by a single vote. Same with American Werewolf over Hellraiser. Many others were decided by a mere 2 or 3 votes, including Bond over Potter, Underworld over Ash and Jaws over Godzilla. So when I tell you your vote COUNTS in this round, maybe you’ll listen.
And now some housekeeping (for those of you who have noticed): I swapped the bracket positions for the Comic Book Heroes and Creature Features divisions. It doesn’t affect the play within the divisions, and I’m positive the switch will give us a much more exciting Championship round.
I have a feeling some of these contests are a foregone conclusion, but it will be interesting to see how Jaws fares against Alien, or if Norman Bates can best Freddy Krueger. Or if (perish the thought) Star Wars fans cop to the fact that their 2 for 6 franchise can’t objectively compete with the success of the Bond films. Not that I’m biased or anything…