Welcome to March Madness! RowThree style. We’ve got four divisions of contenders looking to advance to the next round. It’s up to you to decide who advances. Look through each bracket within all four divisions and make your choice. After a few days the polls will close and we’ll see who advances to the next round. There can be only one victor.
**VOTING FOR ROUND ONE HAS CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE WINNERS BY CLICKING THE BRACKET LINKS BELOW. STOP BACK TOMORROW FOR ROUND TWO**
See the FULL BRACKET
See the CONSOLATION BRACKET
SCHEDULE (begins – ends):
Round 1: 3/9 – 3/13
Round 2: 3/14 – 3/18
Round 3: 3/19 – 3/23
Round 4: 3/24 – 3/27
Round 5: 3/28 – 3/30
Round 6: 3/31 – 4/1
A couple of RULES and notes. First, there’s no way to track voting. So yes, you could get away with voting 100 times if you wanted to. But I do have final say here and if I see anything that looks fishy (e.g. a 15 seed getting 650 more votes than a 2 seed) I may step in. We’re going by the honor system here and it would probably be more fun to see where this little experiment goes naturally and if everyone is honest. That said, there is a comment section below so feel free to sound off your picks publicly and try to lobby some votes in your favor. Tell us why you think Anthony Mann should upset Martin Scorsese. Who knows what might happen here? I’m actually kind of excited to find out!
Second, these directors were picked and seeded more or less arbitrarily by yours truly. I’m aware that there are a ton of other directors out there and that these seeds may appear unfair or strange to some people. By all means leave those thoughts in the comment section, but just know that this was sort of an off the cuff deal anyway and not to be taken all that seriously. These seeds do not necessarily reflect my opinions or that of any of the staff at RowThree. But just off the top of our heads it was easy to come up with a fairly prolific group of guys and seed them in some sort of reasonable order based on filmography, popularity, notoriety, critical acclaim, etc. Note: there is a fifth set of brackets we’re calling the Consolation Division. It’s a group of 16 directors we really wanted to see compete but weren’t quite “worthy” of the big dance.
Enough of that noise, let the games begin!
**VOTING FOR ROUND ONE HAS CLOSED. STOP BACK TOMORROW FOR ROUND TWO**