March 12, 2007

Oh, now this might be pretty fun.

In reading The Birmingham News yesterday I saw that they had decided to glom onto this whole March Madness thing AND this whole Internet thing and come up with an online contest of sorts in which they have come up with a gigantic bracket full of people who are Alabama natives (full bracket here as a .pdf), and pit them against each other in a playoff of sorts to determine...something. I'm not quite sure what. I mean, some of these people are dead, which would make it exceedingly difficult for them to come and cut down a net or kiss a big trophy if they should win.

But it still looks like an interesting way to waste time, nonetheless.

My first round picks are below:

Courteney Cox (1)

Jim Nabors (2)

Kate Jackson (3)

Rush Propst (13)

Sela Ward (5)

Amber Benson (11)

George Lindsey (7)

Alan Hunter (9)

Hank Williams (1)

Alabama (2)

Nat "King" Cole (3)

Emmylou Harris (4)

W.C. Handy (12)

Eddie Kendricks/Temptations (6)

Jimmy Buffett (7)

Tammy Wynette (9)

Harper Lee (1)

Truman Capote (2)

Homer Hickam (14)

Kathryn Tucker Windham (13)

Gay Talese (5)

Fannie Flagg (6)

William Bradford Huie (7)

Rick Bragg (8)

John Badham (1)

Louise Fletcher (2)

Tallulah Bankhead (3)

Johnny Mack Brown (4)

Michael Biehn (5)

Dean Jones (6)

Rebecca Luker (7)

Phillip Alford and Mary Badham (8)

And who do I think will go all the way? Capote and Alabama. Give it to Alabama in the final, again simply because they are still alive and able to accept the trophy.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 12, 2007 01:18 PM

I can't believe that not one of the Terry Oglesbys is on the list.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at March 12, 2007 01:39 PM

We'll probably get an NIT bid.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 12, 2007 01:42 PM