More than 6,500 votes were cast in the first round of the inaugural #PistonsTwitter Bracket Challenge. This form of March Madness pitted 64 of the best minds on Twitter writing, arguing and following the Detroit Pistons into a single-elimination tournament.
Eventually, one person will be crowned the champion of Pistons Twitter.
Yeah — there were bumps along the way. There was rank corruption and collusion in creating the bracket and a lot of self-dealing between the committee (me) and entrants (also me).
The seeding was criticized as rank amateurism yet somehow only featured six upsets in the first 32 games. Now, I think the voting will be even tighter.
Those facing off are again encouraged to argue to the Pistons community as a whole why they deserve to move on to the Sweet 16. And it’ll be a nice distraction during quiet moments of tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
Here are where we stand after the first round of the tournament.
Between now and 5:30 p.m. there will be four threaded tweets featuring the combatants in each of the four regions. This post will also contain embeds of the tweets so you can find them all in one spot.
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