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The Great Wings Over Bracket Pt. 6: For Gold, Glory, and Wings

It’s the question that will be on everyone’s mind: Honey Bar-b-que or Sweet Chili?

After more than a month of battling, it’s finally time to decide which flavor reigns supreme. How we got here is thrillling, and the last two rounds have been absurdly close. Honey Bar-b-que beat out Cruisin’ Altitude by just 28 votes, an absurd feat when you consider just how dominante HBBQ has been throughout this tournament. After securing at least 60 percent of the vote in every previous round, the top overall seed’s margin of victory was tiny by any measure. Oddsmakers lost a ton handicapping this matchup, as those taking the underdog and the points certainly covered.

As for Sweet Chili, its battle with Waffle Fries can most aptly be compared to Syracuse and UConn’s 6 OT thriller in the Big East tournament. Up until the final hour, the battle was 50-50, and Waffle Fries led for the vast majority of the matchup. However, Sweet Chili pulled away at the very end, and a four-vote lead (!!!) took Sweet Chili to the title game. While a top seed, Sweet Chili had some concerning matchups early on, but has pulled it together and now will take on the self-proclaimed “People’s Champ” for all the marbles.

Now, we’ll give you some info, get to the matchup, and open the voting. The polls will be live until 11:59 p.m. on the Monday of Syllabus Week (that’s January 12th), after which we will determine our champion. Courtesy of Wings Over’s own site, here are the descriptions of our champions:

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These flavors have a lot in common. Both embody the hot-but-sweet combo that we always knew would reign supreme. Both make for quality boneless wings, but would probably not be too popular with bone-in selections, and both are damn delicious. They really don’t need more introduction, because you’ve watched them take on all comers for over a month now. Go vote, do god’s work and all that, and thank you for following along in this crazy little adventure. Here, for the last time, is your poll:

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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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