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Clayola Madness: Final Update! Finally…

Me and my big ideas. “Let’s do a fun little contest around the Final Four,” I said. “It’ll be fun,” I said.

Well, truth told is was fun, especially watching people jump in, select one of the 64 colors in a Crayola box, and see which college basketball team in the NCAA March Madness Tournament would be randomly generated in association with those colors.

We worked our way from 64 teams down to 16 and then through the finals. Unfortunately, I got hit with the busiest work month of my life, a true March Madness run with less crayons and fun.

So now I’m a week late in updating the final outcomes for this little contest o’mine.

The contestants who made it to the Final Four, based on their color selection equating to the best four teams in the tourney, are as follows:

  • South Carolina = Sky Blue (Damian Last)
  • Gonzaga = Sea Green (Peggy S.)
  • Oregon = Magenta (Jeff Gala)
  • North Carolina = Indigo (Karla/Shelley)

Now, North Carolina and Gonzaga advanced to the final game, where North Carolina edged out Gonzaga. At least that’s what I hear since I didn’t actually watch any of the games.

Close but no cigar Jeff and Damian.

You might be wondering why there are two people listed for North Carolina. During the color selection phase, I made an admin error and gave the same color, Indigo, to two different people. Then that color turned out to be randomly connected to UNC, the team that won the whole tournament. What are the odds?! Easily calculated for you math whizzes out there. Whizzes? Whizzi? I digress…

Congratulations to those who made it to the final few, and a special congrats to Peggy, Karla, and Shelley for landing on the top teams. Winners get their choice of the following prize options:

And John Dougherty is the winner of the drawing for the Starbucks gift card.

Prizes can be claimed by emailing me at claymorganpa[at] gmail[dot] com.

Thanks for a fun event everyone!

By Clay Morgan

Clay Morgan is the author of Undead. Say hi on Twitter.