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03-05-2012 12:07 PM #301
The other day Bill Simmons had a podcast with Obama and at the end of the podcast he was asked who the greatest wire character of all time is to which the president replied: ""It's gotta be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right?"
And related to that Grantland is currently running a march madness themed bracket based off of 32 characters from the show. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...test-character
03-05-2012 12:19 PM #302
That's gotta be the worst seeding I've ever seen (plus it screws up the bracket format, winner of 1 v. 8 should play winner of 4 v. 5, not 2 v. 7).
But using their brackets, I've got Omar, McNulty, Avon, and Stringer as the final four, with Stringer beating Avon to win.
03-05-2012 12:22 PM #303
How in the world is McNulty a 3 seed? Because he wasn't a focal character for a bit?
03-05-2012 12:24 PM #304
03-05-2012 12:25 PM #305
Yeah, for real. Also, Bubbles is a 7 seed. Digest that for a second.
03-05-2012 12:29 PM #306
03-05-2012 01:13 PM #307
Kind of off-topic, but the actor that played #4 seed Chris Paltrow wrote a column in yesterday's New York Times, not about the Wire, but about his HS and college wrestling career.
03-05-2012 02:03 PM #308
03-05-2012 03:43 PM #309
I wish I hadn't clicked that link. Freamon at 5? Toss off Grantland. And people who love brackets.
03-05-2012 04:25 PM #310
If Omar doesn't win this thing I'll be shocked.
03-05-2012 05:59 PM #311
Michael a #2 seed? I like his character, but he doesn't even appear until Season 4. Same with Stringer and Avon.....they're gone after Season 3 and yet they're #1 seeds? I think to be a Top-2 seed you need to be around for more than just half of the series.
03-05-2012 06:36 PM #312
03-05-2012 06:48 PM #313
03-05-2012 07:07 PM #314
Disregarding the bracket my top 4 is Omar, Stringer, Bubbles, and Lester. Really hard to choose, though. I recognize my choices are a homogenous group. No kids, no whites, no females.
Second four would be McNulty, Bunk, Michael, Prop Joe.
Last edited by Icterus galbula; 03-05-2012 at 07:11 PM. Reason: Additions
03-06-2012 12:33 AM #315
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