This is it. Now it's up to you. Our remaining seven As-You-Go Bracketeers have done their work, now you must pass judgment. At the bottom of this post is a voting mechanism, and the winner will receive a most-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis this summer (estimated cash value: $650). It's all on the line now. Participants are invited to lobby for their own entries however they see fit, and bribery is perfectly acceptable as long as it involves baked goods. The voting will close at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday, which just so happens to be the tip time for the Butler-Michigan State game.
To everyone who played, even those who couldn't keep up with the constant updates, you are all winners. Your brackets and comments have been so wonderful. Even if you don't win, you can come to The Mid-Majority's Season 7 Symposium will be held Thursday through Saturday, September 23-25, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport.
There will be field trips to Butler University, the NCAA Hall of Non-Vacated Champions, maybe even Sports Bubble Stadium! There will be daily breakfast and lunch, evening libations, piano magic, and photo opportunities on the Sports Bubble Blues couch. And we'll talk about the season to come in the greatest hotel/conference hall/symposium center in the country. Or, in other words, our home.
And if you didn't enter, you can come along too. Please write in using The Form™ if you're interested in coming to Indianapolis this summer. Don't worry, there will be plenty of other people, so it's okay. Don't be shy. And put it in your calendar to play our AYG contest at this time next year... there have been plenty of people who've written in saying, "I've seen the light, and I'm not going to fill it out next year. And I am so going to win this." In 11 and a half months, it'll be time to back that smac up.
To be a more informed voter, please refer to the first three rounds: the beginning, Sweet 16, Elite 8. After the jump, the AYG Final Fours. (Click images to view a high-resolution version.) 01. Joshua Leggette
This is it! We made it to the Final Four in Indianapolis! For all the other sub-red line teams that didn't make it, that couldn't find the right way to overcome the economic disadvantages, Butler has whipped out some big old BUTLER BALLZ and said, "We're #TOOBIGYO." As Butler won their way to the next level of my A-Y-G bracket, Kyle and Bally traveled via plane and automobile to get to the CPIA for some MM FF action. LET'S GO BUTLER!
02. Matthew Miller
Hope you are having a good time traveling back to my home state of Indiana. Feels good to stay in the season right toward the end, doesn't it? That's how I'm feeling anyway...
03. Douglass Gaking
This bracket isn't done yet! Butler has two more games to win, led by two more GTime triple-doubles (10+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ spanks). Get fired up, Bally!
I believe in Butler! And even if Mt. Madness does not win the contest, on behalf of all the readers I want to thank you for spear-heading the rally cry for each of the mid-majors all over the country. It will end in a win for one of them sooner or later! GO DAWGS!!!
08. Garrett Wheeler
Watching Butler cut down the nets in Salt Lake City was an amazing experience. "This march madness stuff has made us all insane!" In my King of The Mountain bracket, it turns out that the only soldier still standing that has his weapon drawn is the blue Butler soldier. Coincidence? Not on your life! Take no prisoners, Bulldogs - you can win this! #toobigyo