The Pistons Twitter Bracket Challenge is back for 2020. Featuring the most insightful, ambitious, knowledgeable, multimedia proficient members of the Pistons Twitter family. From diehard fans to blog boys to bonafide beat writers. They’re all represented.
We’re going to unveil the bracket one region at a time, starting with the Joe Dumars Region. This was a difficult region to peg because of some seriously late-season maneuvering among the big-name contenders.
I’m speaking, of course, of Vincent Ellis leaving his post at the Detroit Free Press but surprising everyone by staying in the Pistons family with a plum new role as a content creator for Platinum Equity. But we also had to make room for the new kid in town, new beat writer Omari Sankofa, who inherits the No. 1 seed that is bestowed on all the beat writers.
Sankofa is an MSU alum who has covered sports in Pittsburgh and recently on the Memphis Grizzlies beat. A welcome addition to the Pistons Twitter family.
Other hightlights of the region include the blog father, Matt Watson, getting his always deserved entry into the tournament. He’s a big shot now transforming the digital presence of the Chicago Sun Times, but Detroit Bad Boys will always be his home. I’ve pitted myself against him because, hey, if I gotta lose, it might as well be to him.
This region also features the tireless Matt Schoch, host of the Locked On Pistons podcast, jersey design wiz conradburry, rising multimedia, multi-platform star Ku Kahil and one of the top vote getters of the Pistons Twitter entry contest — @andrestans.
I said vote totals would be a big factor in the seeding this year, and I am a man of my word.
You can vote for the winners in each region at the Detroit Bad Boys Twitter page.
Joe Dumars Region
1 @OmariSankofa vs. 16. @LukeWolthuis
2. @Vincent_Ellis56 vs. 15. @RG2WRLD
Submission about @RG2WRLD:
“He is a diehard Pistons fan, and he’s nice and funny to everyone on Twitter.”
3. @KuKahilNBA vs. 14. @DetroitVibes
Submission about @KuKahilNBA:
“bc he knows what he is talking about when it comes to DET basketball.”
4. @matt_schoch_4 vs. 13. @SekouGotNext
5. @MotorCityBanter vs. 9. @notzarzarbinks
Submission about @MotorCityBanter
“He’s the jersey lord and I’ve been following him for 5 years so vote him in!”
6. @conradburry vs. 11 @m_james_snyder
7. @andrestans vs. 10 @tmoormanNBA
Submission in support of @andrestans:
“he got Dre, an NBA reporter, and Christian Wood’s auntie to fall for his shitposts. Legend.”
8. @sean_corp vs. 9 @matt_watson
Vote via Twitter
The new kid on the Pistons beat block vs. a diehard Pistons fan and #StartWriting supporter. It's the No. 1-seeded @omarisankofa vs. @WolthuisLuke.— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
BBQ lover and fresh off the grind of the newspaper world @Vincent_Ellis56 vs. diehard Pistons fan @RG2WRLD— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Rising reporter, writer, video analyst @KuKhahilNBA vs. the recently rechristened @DetrxitVibes.— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Tireless host of @lockedonpistons and excellent writer @Matt_Schoch_ vs. big-time fan and Sekou supporter @SekouGotNext— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Two huge fans face off with @MotorCityBanter against @notzarzarbinks. Who comes out on top?— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Graphics maestro with amazing jersey and logo concepts @conradburry against the best with the video analysis @M_James_Snyder— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
The infamous incredibly (ir)resistible @AndreStans1 tries to win over the fanbase against a really good writer/analyst @TmoormanNBA— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
If you ever wanted to vote for TWO people past their prime, this is the one for you. It's the OG DBB blogfather @mattwatson against the guy just trying not to ruin his legacy, current DBB editor @sean_corp— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020