Alternative Brackets

Jon Bois and Spencer Hall are making their own brackets for March Madness, from condiments to dad things.
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Donte Whitner & Ted Ginn Jr. go back to Cleveland


Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

DADBRACKET: The open thread


It is time to decide the most Dad Things of all time. Fill out a bracket, and give yourself a shot to win a prize package including an iPad and a Steely Dan album.

'Towns of Repute' bracket: the open thread


Today, we consider our nation's cultural meccas: Accident, Maryland. Burnt Corn, Alabama. Wankers Corner, Oregon. And 63 other town names that we promise are not made up. We're giving away an Xbox...

'Best Condiment' bracket: the open thread


Our last food-themed bracket made everyone hate me forever. Let's do another one! We're giving away an Xbox One and a bucket of mayonnaise, and we're arguing in the comments section below.

Worst places to buy clothes: the open thread


Over 100 items of clothing are sold in the United States every year! Some of them, unfortunately, are purchased in notably crummy establishments. This is where we debate the very worst places to...

CAGE FIGHT: A bracket of 64 Nic Cage movies


Implausibly, Nicolas Cage has appeared in well over 64 films. His oeuvre is the subject of today's Alternative Bracket. Fill one out, and put yourself in the running for a PlayStation 4, a pack of...

Best fruits and vegetables: the discussion thread


If you fill out a bracket for our Fruits and Vegetables tourney, you'll be entered into a random draft to win a prize package that includes a PlayStation 4, and more importantly, a banana suit.

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