American Jesus Madness 2014 – The Bracket

American Jesus Madness Bracket2014

MUY IMPORTANTE UPDATE: Long story short I made a slight tweak to the bracket (i.e. I posted the wrong one originally), so if you downloaded it first thing this morning please make changes accordingly. Apologies for the last second switch, but I got distracted this morning changing an incredibly poopy diaper and well that got out of hand quickly, so let’s just leave it at that.

The official 2014 American Jesus Madness bracket is finally here!!

Once again, a big word thanks to everyone who took the time to make nominations for the bracket! There were some hilarious suggestions and I couldn’t have done this with you guys’ help. So, for reals, thank you.

(And yes that is an entire region of the bracket dedicated entirely to movie Jesuses. Given all the talk about Son of God, it felt appropriate.)

If you’re brand new to this, American Jesus Madness is my spin on March Madness (which begins next week), but instead of basketball teams, I use pop Christian culture. Obviously these people and things can’t “play” each other, so the battles are settled by voting. Starting on Tuesday you’ll determine the winners of every match by voting in interactive polls. What are you voting on exactly?

Well, that’s up to you.

You could simply vote for which person you like better, which you like less, which one is more entertaining, which one would win in a bar fight, which one is more sane, which one is more insane, which one is a bigger jerk, or you could get really judgmental and vote on which one you think is the better or worse Christian.

Whoever or whatever gets the most votes advances on to the next round.

Like I’ve done in years past, I am going to help you out. On Friday, I’ll post a 1st Round match by match breakdown that will help those of you not be familiar with everyone or everything in the tournament which will provide a brief description of every single match-up to help you out with your voting.

Here’s where real fun comes in…

Just like the NCAA tourney you can download the bracket, fill it out, email it back to me, and predict the winner. And why wouldn’t you??

There’s eternal glory involved for whoever wins the bracket challenge!!

Now, like I said, I’ve got my breakdown of the tournament coming on Friday, but until then, I want to hear from YOU. Do you consider yourself an American Christianity aficionado? If you do, post your analysis or breakdown of the tournament match ups on your own blog, send me the link, and I’ll link to it here. There were some awesome breakdowns last year. So, I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with this year!

Anyway, that’s about it. If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.

Oh yeah, and here are the all important rules and deadlines for submitting your bracket.

 

RULES & DEADLINES

-You MUST be a living, breathing human being to enter (sorry, no robots or zombies)

-Only 1 entry per person

-In order you enter you must do one (or preferably all) of the following and let me know which one(s) you did when you submit your bracket

“Like” The American Jesus on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to The American Jesus 

If you already do all three, share this link to the tourney on Facebook /Twitter

-I don’t have an awesome digital entry system like ESPN so you will need to download the bracket, fill it in, save it/scan it/take a picture of it/whatever, and email it back to me.

-The deadline for submitting your bracket is Monday, March 17th @ 11:59am EST 

-The tournament/voting will begin Tuesday, March 18th @ 8am EST, at which time the schedule for the following rounds will be announced

 

BRACKET POINT SYSTEM

1st round – 1 point

2nd round – 5 points

3rd round – 10 points

4th round – 20 points

Championship – 40 points

 

Good luck!!


  • Scott Kosman

    Heya, the download link in the Rules & Deadlines section is still pointing to the 2013 bracket. Thought you might want to know!

    • ZackHunt

      lol thanks! I’ll make the change now!!

    • ZackHunt

      Edit made! Thanks so much for that heads up. It’s been a crazy morning and I knew I probably missed something but couldn’t figure out what it was. :)

      • Scott Kosman

        Glad to be of service! Now I just need to figure out my own bracket entry…

  • http://beingperfectlyhuman.blogspot.com/ Eric Fry

    Awesome line-up, Zack!

  • Tiny Hands

    YES! I can’t wait to get started!

  • http://henryimler.com/ Henry Imler

    This made my day. Thanks for posting.

  • Shain Eighmey

    May the best Jesus win!

  • Eric Boersma

    Ken Ham v. Reality is easily the match up of the century of the week.

  • rextrek1

    is this for real? or sarcasm?

    • ZackHunt

      Both?

  • Minimus

    I know this isn’t how you have it set up, but I’d love it if it was more of a tag-team match: Mark Driscoll WITH Rachel Held Evans versus gay wedding cake and Ken Ham would be EPIC!

  • Kris Heenk

    A little sad that “Buddy Christ (Dogma, 1999)” didn’t make it into the tourney.

  • M. Joy

    Bill Gothard vs Doug Phillips. They could compare notes on how many young female assistants they have “not known in the biblical sense.”