By now, you should be familiar with our Twitter recaps of Notre Dame football and basketball games, aka the #HLSRecap. If you aren’t, you are definitely missing out and should join in on the fun.
With March Madness upon us, Irish Elvis and I got a crazy idea: to select the best tweet from our football recaps via a 64-tweet bracket.
Now, this isn’t a competition to select the best tweeter over a season like The Subway Domer. That’s a competition he rules with an iron fist, seeking out the person that brings him the most Twitter joy — we are going with total anarchy via online polls and have only a single tweet survive.
Irish Elvis handed me a list of well over 100 tweets. I then took this as a one-man selection committee cut the field down to 64 and seeded them into four different regions.
Today’s Roundup will be devoted to the introduction of each region. Each description will also contain a link that will lead to a page containing all eight match-ups between the specific tweets for that region. The polls for voting will also be found on these pages. We will keep the voting for the first round open until Sunday, 5:00pm EDT and will announce the winners on Monday, opening up voting for the second round at the same time.
Should be quite a bit of fun as we re-live the 2012 football season and the tweets that accompanied it. May the best tweet win!
The #NDFBIsDeterminedToKillMe Region. Let’s face it, being a fan of Notre Dame football isn’t easy. There were loads of moments last season that shaved years off our lives and nearly sent us into either cardiac arrests or alcohol induced comas. Twitter played host to the best of our cries for help in our moments of need. Vote for your favorites here.
The Celebration Region. On the other side of the coin, Twitter was a fantastic outlet for our moments of joy. Thankfully, we had many in the 2012 season. Whether it was goal line stands, beating hated rivals, or punching a ticket to Miami, there was a lot to celebrate. Be sure to vote for your favorites.
The LULZ Region. One of my favorite aspects of Twitter is that it is the sports bar of the 21st century. And like any good sports bar banter, there are inevitably loads of jokes and witty remarks flying about. There is some strong competition in here and I dare say it might be the strongest region in the tournament. It’ll be a bloodbath, so be sure to vote for your favorites here.
The OMG Region. These are the moments that made our jaws drop, made us jump up from our seats, or go full Joey Styles. These tweets best encapsulate these moments and have forever archived our reactions. Be sure to vote for your favorites here.
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