(1) Television upends (2) Printing Press, 56-44
Television put on a good show in this one. Its strength was in its ability to set wide screens. I would say that this matchup rewrote the history books but, with the printing press gone, we don't have books to rewrite. Maybe we'll make it the subject of an AMC documentary instead.
(1) Telephone lights up (2) Light Bulb, 51-49
The light bulb was on to begin the game. We were sure that the light bulb was going to have its one shining moment in the Final Four. However, telephone was the benefactor of a missed call late in the game and the light bulb had no answer. Telephone sent a message in this one; it doesn't just ring opponents up anymore.
(2) Internet surfs over (1) Computer, 67-33
This was the matchup everybody had been waiting for. Computer was asleep for the first half of this contest and it wasn't getting to the key at all. By the time the key was touched, computer finally woke up, but it was too late. There were definitely sites to be seen as Internet won in a rout(er). Internet has cast a worldwide web over its fan base during its run to the Final Four; we don't anticipate any yahoos taking this juggernaut down.
(1) Automobiles tie (6) Antibiotics, 50-50
Our first tie and it occurs in the Elite Eight...what suspense! We turned to the Couchwarmers Handbook for Resolving Idiotic and Silly Tiffs (aka, the CHRIST) for this one. The protocol that the CHRIST lays out for settling ties of this matter is (in sequential order):
- Giving the Couchwarmers Ombudsman the final vote (we called him, but apparently he goes to sleep before my 98-year-old grandmother does)
- Flipping a coin (Sam and I argued over who would flip the coin. Too much effort. We moved on to #3.)
- Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (We weren't sure about the exact wording of this and wikipedia didn't help much either.)
- Drawing straws (We didn't have any straws.)
- Let the Couchwarmers decide.
So there we have it folks: television, telephone, internet and antibiotics make up the Final Four. The brackets will go up tomorrow night because we have to wait about 24 hours between doses for the antibiotics to have full effectiveness. Until then, keep reading -- we're at least more entertaining than work.