Monday Madness — February 19, 2018

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for a new episode of Monday Madness! This week, Scott and Tim bask in the glow of the first full week of saintly voting. They also highlight a change introduced this year, themed quadrants in the bracket. Finally, there’s a shout-out for St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, TX for their wonderful (and large) embrace of the Madness.

Remember, you can check the match-up calendar on the bracket tab of the Lent Madness website, where you can find out when your favorite saints step into the Lent Dome and who they’ll be battling. Also check the bracket tab for each day’s results, featuring one-of-a-kind headlines, brought to you by our Bracket Czar, Adam Thomas.

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25 Comments to "Monday Madness — February 19, 2018"

  1. anne williams's Gravatar anne williams
    February 19, 2018 - 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Having a hard time choosing today.

  2. Grace Cangialosi's Gravatar Grace Cangialosi
    February 19, 2018 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Where is today’s match
    up so I can vote???

  3. Grace Cangialosi's Gravatar Grace Cangialosi
    February 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Neveer mind–I found it in the side menu. Sorry!

  4. Carolyn Halbert's Gravatar Carolyn Halbert
    February 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Cant find where the vote is

    in the menu?

    • February 19, 2018 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Vote button is at the bottom of each matchup post.

      • Robert Burnz's Gravatar Robert Burnz
        February 19, 2018 - 5:30 pm | Permalink

        The voting buttons become visible after you click on the text that says “see more” or words to that effect.

    • Robert Burnz's Gravatar Robert Burnz
      February 19, 2018 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

      On the right sidebar under “GET LENT MADNESS BY EMAIL!” Thats where you register. Only registrants are allowed to vote. Voting is via the daily email you receive.

      • February 19, 2018 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

        Actually, you don’t have to be registered to vote. We believe in universal suffrage! (though signing up for emails insures you never miss a vote)

        • Robert Burnz's Gravatar Robert Burnz
          February 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

          Hmmm… I missed the first day because I could not, for the life of me, find the match up making me believe registration was a requirement.

        • Laura's Gravatar Laura
          February 20, 2018 - 9:20 am | Permalink

          Sometimes I don’t get the emails. I have for many years, so I’m not sure what is going on. How can I make sure that I am still a “registered voter”? Lol!

  5. Verdery D. Kassebaum's Gravatar Verdery D. Kassebaum
    February 19, 2018 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Regarding Maestro Roby’s new theme music: what is the “closing hymn”–the recessional, if you will–of the Lent Madness videos? The opening music–processional, so to speak–still is reminiscent of “When the Saints Go Marching In”, but the closing is elusive.
    I like the new music, even though I really got a kick out of “Forty Days….”

    • Peg S.'s Gravatar Peg S.
      February 19, 2018 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

      I’m pretty sure it still is “Forty Days”– ever so cleverly arranged. I like this as much as the previous version. It was running through my head yesterday when we sang the traditional one–which, unlike this, does not make me want to shout “Hotcha!” at the end.

      • Verdery D. Kassebaum's Gravatar Verdery D. Kassebaum
        February 19, 2018 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Peg. I thought I caught whatever the aural equivalent of glimpses is, but very cleverly disguised.
        I, too loved the old arrangement.

      • Susan Lee Hauser's Gravatar Susan Lee Hauser
        February 20, 2018 - 4:01 pm | Permalink
  6. Elliot Ashley's Gravatar Elliot Ashley
    February 19, 2018 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Nancy and I share an email account. I want to be able to vote because we sometimes disagree. (Hard to believe entering our 51st year). But I’ve read that you will strike out more than one vote from the same address. What should I do?

    • February 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm | Permalink

      A couple can vote from the same account. You will not be cast into the outer darkness. But thanks for letting us know!

      • Elliot Ashley's Gravatar Elliot Ashley
        February 19, 2018 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Tim. Now we can cancel each other out as we often do.

  7. Larry's Gravatar Larry
    February 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I had a difficult time choosing today! In the end, my tie-breaker was the need and importance of recognizing more non-whites and women who have all too often been unfairly overlooked, forgotten, and unappreciated throughout history.

  8. Aillen McCorstin's Gravatar Aillen McCorstin
    February 19, 2018 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    The fix is in and you boys should be ashamed of yourselves. Peter’s smackdown of Paul, the only saint with a prayer, paves the way for Pete’s total domination all the way to the final. Mayhap in future years as regards the field and its seeding, you could pass on a day or two of pre-selection pizza and grog to think about who should NOT compete in Lent Madness.

  9. Flora's Gravatar Flora
    February 20, 2018 - 7:50 am | Permalink

    Cannot find today’s match-up anywhere

  10. Christina Hubbard's Gravatar Christina Hubbard
    February 20, 2018 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    This is almost as much fun as March madness and certainly more humorous
    Thank you for.making Kent more bearable.

    • Susan Lee Hauser's Gravatar Susan Lee Hauser
      February 20, 2018 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

      I agree!

  11. Margaret Ahearn's Gravatar Margaret Ahearn
    February 20, 2018 - 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I vote for Deaconess Alexander. Marge Ahearn, Trinity Episcopal, Cochran, Georgia

  12. Rita McGough's Gravatar Rita McGough
    February 20, 2018 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Not getting lent madness on Facebook

  13. February 21, 2018 - 3:34 am | Permalink

    I just noticed that needs updating. Not only do the graphical widgets not match the current Lent Madness logo & color scheme, the code thereof references “Lent Madness 2012” in the alt text.

    While I can think of a few good reasons and one yuge one to wish it was still 2012, it is definitely MMXVIII not MMXII.

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