Fictional medium Hooper: The Round of 16

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Bugs is the best bunny left in our Sweet 16

Welcome to week 2. Thanks for upping those voting numbers. The more you all vote, the more I can accept when one of my favorites from the installment gets voted down – again Cochise, gone too soon.

Voting for the Sweet 16 is now underway, we’ll see if some people finally meet their match. One of the matches that the selection committee hoped for when organizing these parentheses came to fruition, because the beauty of dealing with fictional characters is that we don’t have to consider integrity. Our goal was for this to be as entertaining as possible and for the public to vote on the matches we deemed the best. This committee is not beholden to prize money from conference-championship tournaments. We placed who we wanted where we wanted, and it worked like a charm, for the most part. Ask Steve Urkel, Air Bud or Sandy Lyle.

We had one of our favorite potential matchups in this entire installment this round – the battle of former Blue Chips and Orlando Magic teammates – but also Bugs Bunny is in the Sweet 16. Who knew he was still as popular in 2022, he was in WWII Cartoons. Young Michael J. Fox is going to have his hands full with a basketball movie legend (Cue Jesus Shuttlesworth’s mother shouting “Jesus!”), as is the No. 1 seed in the Rucker area.

Uncle Drew hasn’t faced a real formidable foe yet, but he might meet his match in Tommy “Shep” Sheppard in the Sweet 16. Uncle Drew can work all the “youngbloods” he wants, but he’s about to. to see a NYC baseball player who doesn’t even need basketball shorts to go to work.

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