Two rounds are now complete and the elite tweets are starting to separate themselves from the pack. We now arrive at the Sweet Sixteen and all polls are now open and, now that we’ve narrowed the field, can all be found below instead of separate pages.
Voting will remain open until Thursday, March 28, at 5:00pm EDT. So be sure to get your votes in!
My left arm is numb. Go Irish.
— bobby (@bobby) October 13, 2012
The perfect ecapsulation of Irish fandom is still holding on strong, despite a solid run from #9 seed #TeamTwitterHeartAttack.
No need for Notre Dame's players to panic. The entire fanbase has that covered.
— Keith Arnold (@KeithArnold) November 3, 2012
While Bobby might have his finger on the (failing) pulse on the thoughts of a single Irish fan, Keith Arnold has his on the fanbase as a whole. After solidly defeating the power of prayer in the Second Round, this should be quite the interesting battle.
Oak might be scared for life when there’s any time left on the clock, but this tweet has cruised through the competition. Clearly, this ends with 40 votes going against him in the final ten seconds somewhere.
Please God. I don't want a group of kids seeing me breakdown and cry #NDFB
— tricerapops (@tricerapops) September 8, 2012
And we have our Florida Gulf Coast in this tournament. The lowest seed in the Sweet Sixteen, I thought this tweet was funny, but had no idea just how much genius was truly behind it. Jesse cleared it up in the Second Round — he was at a birthday party for his niece, huddled in a corner watching the game on his iPhone, convinced the Purdue game would drive him to tears.
Not quite dunk city, but glorious nonetheless.
— Victoria Jannetta (@vjannetta83) October 14, 2012
This tweet is almost in unfair territory as it uses one of the best photos period from the 2012 season. The caption of course just takes the cake as well. Perhaps the strongest #1 seed in the tournament.
OH CATS AND DOGS ARE SQUARE DANCING IN THE STREET. THE WATER FOUNTAINS HAVE HAWAIIAN PUNCH IN THEM. SKITTLES FALLING.
— Chris Wilkinson (@cwilk) September 8, 2012
Two victories later and I still have no idea what’s going on here. All I’m sure of is that this tweet means business — whatever that business might be.
I can't stop laughing and I can't stop spending money and I can't stop listening to Will Smith.
— Chris W. (@rakesofmallow) November 25, 2012
As I predicted in the last round, this tweet destroyed my entry. I’m cool with it, this tweet makes me far too happy to be mad*.
*As long as I don’t think about what actually happened during the title game.
Q: If God is omnipotent, can He create an immovable object? A: Yes. He has created several and they all play defense for Notre Dame.
— Edward Sorin, C.S.C. (@FatherSorin) October 14, 2012
Yes, we indeed marvel at God’s creation. Especially when that creation is the destructive force that is the ND defense.
— katie (@katiecreigh) October 15, 2012
The good ‘ol SEC taunt is still going strong; however, it’s got some stiff compeition this week…
…and it comes in the form of the only tweet to take out a #1 seed. I figured Spencer Hall’s Denard jab would go a bit further, but it was no match for MQ.
And my personal favorite is still alive. Perhaps the unintentional catfishing prophecy by Fake Jack was simply the bit of healing we needed to move on that we never knew we needed at the time.
MQ makes his second appearance in the Sweet Sixteen. Could it be an all MQ region in the Elite Eight?
Manti just grabbed Louis Nix and said "I need you." At that point I took my doctor's advice to not drink & shot-gunned it to my face
— Mo (@FightingIrish17) November 3, 2012
Tommy Rees and the Mayans gave this #1 seed a bit of a scare, but apparently a shotgun a day keeps the Mayans away…or something…
th– that's Tommy Rees' music?! Seriously?
— Garrett Kuk (@garrettkuk) September 8, 2012
BUT TOMMY REES STILL FINDS A WAY INTO THIS MATCHUP! MY GAWD, KING!
Another favorite of mine in this competition. Louis Nix III is a badass and this tweet somehow manages to add to that.
This is a real tweet from a real account RT @ESPN_BigTen Michigan's last five pass attempts of the first half all resulted in interceptions.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) September 23, 2012
This real tweet from a real account is a real contender in the Sweet Sixteen*.
*As long as Louis Nix III doesn’t steal its soul.