Anyway, everyone's obviously got bracket fever with it being March and all. Unfortunately, Michigan (most successful team the past two years NBD) is not in this year's Tournament, so it's really just irrelevant and I know noone actually cares what happens. This is where Wedding Crashers comes in. As the greatest RomCom / overall comedy of all time, this epic achievement in film-making is always relevant.
We've all seen it 100s of times, but more importantly we all (aka I) quote it pretty much every day. In turn, to get everyone excited about a bracket of some kind, I've compiled the 32 greatest quotes from the film. Now it's time to determine which one is the best. The entire bracket and the first round of polls are after the jump.
I can already hear some of you being all "omg Tommy how could you forget [insert not top-32-worthy quote here], you suck!" STFU. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula. Trust me, this effort involved a lot of hard work. I knew this wouldn't be without controversy, so I spared no expense in building out this list. After watching the movie with this contest in mind, ~45 quotes came up for consideration. It took a lot of time and effort—Excel spreadsheets, SQL coding, Discounted Cash Flow models, LBO analysis, 50-page decks, hours on Westlaw... you name it, I used it—but I finally narrowed it down to a field of 32.
You'll notice some quotes were parsed into 2 separate ones (e.g. "you motorboating son of a bitch" and "stop crying like a little girl"). I did this to do justice to certain phrases that would be masked by their "big brother" counterparts otherwise.
There was an S-curve put together, but I'll spare you these minor details. The rankings were compiled based 50% on how all you plebeians would rank the quotes and 50% based on my personal opinion. The battle for a 1 seed was hotly contested, with the pecking order at the top ultimately going as follows:
- 1: Rule #76
- 2: Grow up Peter Pan
- 3: Crabcakes and Football
- 4: What an IDIOT
- 5: Damn, Sluts!
- 6: Sack Lunch
- 7: Motorboatin' SOB
- 8: Ma, the Meatloaf!*
- *Wouldn't be remotely this high if I ran this contest as a pure dictatorship; alas, I am a man of the people and this is where it stands
First up: Secretary Cleary's Region.
Matchup 1: (1) Rule #76 vs. (8) Hillbilly