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The Great Wings Over Bracket Pt. 3: They Are Who We Thought They Were

It’s a great day here in Contentville, folks. More than 500 of you voted in the first round of The Great Wings Over Bracket, far more than anticipated. Every vote fell outside the margin of error for the sample size, so we can be 99 percent confident that these results are accurate.

After seeding last week, the bracket experienced its first week of competition, and the results were obvious. If you are that guy who goes chalk in all of your brackets, congrats, you had a good start. Let’s look at the results (click to enlarge, then hit the button in the top right for more clarity).

Wings Over, Round 1

Other than Ranch Waffle Fries taking out French Fries (a menu item that was realistically first round fodder in almost any scenario) and Cheese Waffle Fries eliminating Sweet Onion BBQ (by far the most over-seeded menu item in the tournament), there were no surprises. A few close matchups were played, and may spell doom in the latter rounds for their winners. Cajun Waffle Fries eeked out a victory over Onion Rings, which seemed an odds-on upset at seeding time. Sweet Chili had the closest 1 v. 8 contest, with Cajun Teriyaki garnering a respectable 33 percent of the vote. A Cinderella many loved going in, Spicy Teriyaki got crushed by Chipotle BBQ, which is a major disappointment for upset lovers.

In the second round, there are more than a few intriguing storylines. Bitter rivals Chipotle BBQ and Kickin’ BBQ will duke it out for the right to take on Honey BBQ, which seems pretty much unbeatable after garnering an astonishing 90 percent of the vote in the first round against lowly Seven Pepper. Garlic Parmesan and Jamaican Jerk could be anybody’s game — both are deep and experienced. With the dominance from the Waffle Fry products, the crispy equivalent of Tobacco Road, many wing flavors may be feeling the heat. My upset special? Golden BBQ takes out Wimpy Buffalo Style, and Hot Garlic gives Honey Mustard a game.

The matchups are ready, so vote in round two of The Great Wings Over Bracket, the Sweet Sixteen of this endeavor. Remember, you’re doing God’s work.

About the Author

Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.



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