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B1G Survivor 2022 Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who participated this year and congratulations again to our winners bracket winner riclang and runner up AutoRecBot.

NE1963 and dlrhawks joined The Spirit of '47 in finishing up the regular season in the consolation bracket. Only The Spirit of '47 had an eligible pick of Michigan losing in the championship game.

Technically dlrhawks wins the Second chance pool because I just reversed the winners bracket tie breakers and dlrhawks team not picked was Northwestern.

mbailey71 had the longest run in the losers bracket by lasting 10 weeks.

Now that I’ve had a full season to contemplate how people vary in their approaches to picking teams each week, I’ve concluded that there is no one wrong way to make make picks. We each have our own.

So I’ve decided to rank our exits somewhat chronologically (and arbitrarily) OTE Power Poll Style. So without further ado:

What kind of Sicko are you?*

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*This ranking is completely arbitrary and is not intended to be personal in any way. I started with order of winners bracket eliminations but the losers bracket got mixed in because I wasn't paying attention. Maybe just do a search of your user name to find where you landed.

Luddites

No-one here made it past week 2.

Green 96

CG1106

Mochila03

TurkeyBF

Andy Davis

Izzo4POTUS

PU_ACL_Donor

Wacker Era Survivor

beezer07

LumpOfClay

TheJrod

winless

BuffKomodo

MDPrideinMA

Thumpasaurus

You're being lumped in with me because you went out of the Survivor pool early, like me.

I didn't make a timely Survivor post last week because I was away from my computer for Thanksgiving and though I had other electronic devices available to me, it's not like I ever use any of them to access Off Tackle Empire.

Naturally when I tried, they asked me for a password. You know I don't know my password! I can't hack it either, so it must be pretty good.

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Internetting is hard.

YOLO

These dare devils joined me in bowing out of both brackets by week 3!

Atinat

IronMonkee

Boilermaker Luck

theguyfromy-wega

GTom

TabletopBoiler

Kind of…

bronzedgopher

hoeger

whersmyelephant

He was a high school quarterback

You never worry about the odds and live your life without apprehension. You are a fearless risk taker who would have no problem jumping from a plane (or helicopter).

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Dude pictured free falling to buddy filming him: Hey Buddy! Did you pack a parachute?

Buddy: No! I thought you had a chute!

Dude: Nah, this is just a backpack!

Buddy: Well what's in it?

Dude: Just my lunch.

Buddy: Really? What do you have for lunch?

Dude: Some sushi I picked up from the gas station.

Buddy: Did you bring enough to share?

Dude: No.

Buddy: YOU MORON!!!

Vizzini

These folks flamed out of the winners bracket in week 3, but what else do they have in common?

87 Rides A Surfboard

David93

michael.vinters

Schmolik64

ajcuster

fdlbadger

MikeWoodsonsBurner

SharpDressedBoiler

BlueinATX

FFXlion

Mr. Grizz

The Glow of Bo

boilerlion31

Fuzzy Rumpton

Northsiders16

Transient Buckeye

BradNortmansActingCoach

glassjawed

NUDave

waw

buckyor

Grizzly Spartan

nym.pseudo

wesd2005

Clossso

GTMOBananaRat

oldfatbaldguy

Whipples

Cuscago Ty

IUinVA

PrairieDogSharpshooter

DAHenning

LouisStreet

Precious Roy

David_Anderson

mcammer64

rich52K

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders!

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Picking Northwestern

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Inconceivable!

Rubber Ducks

Week 4 or 5 was the end of the road for these people in the main event.

andronfire

BoilerUp89

StateOfRutgers

Badgers & Bruins

scarlet pimpernal hand

WisClonesin

You're ubiquitous and enigmatic. Nearly everyone has encountered you or one of your ilk sometime in their life, but no-one can quite figure out what your purpose is. You're the stoic type, never letting your emotions show, but if your sports team does well you might let out a little squeak.

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Still, it's a little creepy how you never blink.

Mayonnaise

Week 6 sends it's regards.

Bad Psuedonym

Hoosiers47

RTVF82

dew1016

LandOfSkyBlueWatersGopher

tech’01


Whether you love it or hate it, your opinion about Mayonnaise is empirically wrong!

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Fight about it amongst yourselves in the comments section.

Reindeer

Weeks 7 & 8 claimed these contestants.

BoilerBehindEnemyLines

Hollywood Hawk Hogan

JayMPSU

Dead Read

HoustonBoiler

vaudvillain

In Frozen II Kristoff is asked if he knows the way to the lichen meadow and he's like, "Yeah, sure. I know the woods."

And then like 10 seconds later he's lost. Now mind you, he's surrounded by reindeer that he can supposedly talk to, but will he ask any of them for directions? No!

I thought this made the Kristoff character extremely... relatable. But I digress. In this story, you are the reindeer. Sure you know the way, but none of you offer to help. No. You just wanted to be part of the musical number.

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Life is all just reindeer games to you.

Paper Clips

Week 9, 10 or 11 was curtains for you in one of the brackets. I lost track some time ago. I have the data, but this post is already too long and I'm ready to be done with it. I bet you are too.

Gubaji

MNWildcat

HoyaGoon

RockyMtnBlue

You were once a convenient way to keep papers together, but now you're a twisted relic of the past. Who among us has multiple pieces of paper to temporarily bind together anymore? Technology has rendered you obsolete; get bent.

There's a reason paper clips were banned by TSA.

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Don't ask me, I don't know the reason... but I'm pretty sure there was one... probably.

The Hedger

Any strategy that can get you through the season is a good strategy.

badgersrox

dlrhawks

NE1963

You burned some really good teams early, skating by with some easy advancements and potentially setting up an easier time in the losers pool if it ever came to that. And you made it further than most of the rest of us. Also, you clearly like green(ery). Admit it, you're secret Michigan State fans. All of you.

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Ok, some of you. Most of you.

Now bring me a shrubbery!

Paper Towels

Week 12 brought an end to runs in the consolation bracket. Notably mbailey71's season's best run of 10 weeks in the losers pool came to an end.

Danwesley Meyer

mbailey71

NU’06er

You just spilled a bunch of pickle juice all over the floor. Damn. That's a lot of pickle juice. So what are you going to use to mop this mess up? A normal person might use a mop and maybe some water and bleach, but no! You reach for a roll of paper towels and you're going to have to unspool the whole roll before you're done.

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Damn. Now I'm going to have to buy more paper towels... and also more pickles.

Scissors

You made it to the end of the season and weren't previously mentioned.

AutoRecBot

riclang

The Spirit of ’47!


By now, I'm sure you've figured out that I ran out of ideas a long time ago and have resorted to trying to make snarky comments about anything I can see on my desk.

With two bladed edges one might think that you cut both ways, but you don't. You cut one way... sometimes (these are lousy scissors). That was also lousy, but I'm ready call it a night/post.

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Cut it out.

In retrospect it was a stretch to commit to 10 of these. Mercifully there were not 14.

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