Apparently terms like “Sweet Sixteen” and “Elite Eight” refer to the number of “teams” in a round, and not the number of match-ups. I learned something new last week! So, today is the Real For Sure This Time Sweet Sixteen of The O-Deck January Animal Madness. Just roll with it.
Elite 8: Thursday, January 21
Final Four: Tuesday, January 26
Championship: Thursday, January 28
I’m pretty sure that’s right.
To recap the last round: the King of the Jungle was de-throned when the Clouded Leopard achieved a narrow victory in the polls, and unfortunately the Cheetah wasn’t fast enough to beat the Snow Leopard to the finish line. We said goodbye to the Red Fox, but let’s be real - it was up against the Arctic Fox, which is one of the fluffiest, cutest foxes out there. The Coyote wasn’t quite wily enough to beat the Raccoon Dog, which has shown surprising tenacity in this Madness! And the European Wildcat beat out my home team, the Bobcat, for another win.
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See you at the next round!