A Better Bracket!

No, we haven’t added your favorite saint that didn’t make it into Lent Madness 2012. But thanks to “celebrity blogger” Adam Thomas we now have a much more attractive printable bracket. The youngest (hippest?) member of the Lent Madness team saw a need (my ugly, plain-looking  bracket) and upped the ante with some color and fancy graphics (you can obviously still print it in black and white).

If you have already printed out your bracket but want to upgrade, please recycle your old bracket. Or use it for composting if you live in Vermont (and while you’re out there in Vermont, kindly send us some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream — thanks in advance).

As a way of thanking Adam I suggest you buy his awesome new book Digital Disciple: Real Christianity in a Virtual World. As you can see, the cover shows him using his mobile device to vote in last year’s Lent Madness. He evidently like to do this in an empty church.

12 Comments to "A Better Bracket!"

  1. February 16, 2012 - 1:44 pm | Permalink

    This is fantastic! (Note: I have not misused the word “awesome,” thus making me un-hip.) So Catherine of Siena is up against Emma of Hawaii? Wow.

  2. Adam's Gravatar Adam
    February 16, 2012 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I seriously doubt I’m the hippest “celebrity” blogger. I’m just glad Tim gave me the keys to the Lent Madness website. Now I can manipulate the voting so that Philander Chase gets out of the first round. Not that I will. Just saying…I could.

    • Joe Stroud's Gravatar Joe Stroud
      February 16, 2012 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

      Adam!!!! You would even INTIMATE that “someone” might manipulate Thomas Merton out of the field? The very idea!!! Ain’t NOBODY hip enough to get away with THAT!

    • Christopher Nimmo's Gravatar Christopher Nimmo
      February 17, 2012 - 5:54 am | Permalink

      Don’t forget to vote from both your smartphone and your computer then. And your neighbour’s computer?

  3. Melodie's Gravatar Melodie
    February 16, 2012 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    That Augustine/Monnica match-up seems a litle…Shakespearean. Or Freudian.

  4. Judith Lidberg's Gravatar Judith Lidberg
    February 16, 2012 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Since this is my first blog ever, I am definitely not a hip celebrity blogger. There can be no contest between James Lloyd Breck and John Cassian. Cassian must win hands down. Christian theologian known to Western and Eastern Churches, Desert Father, Mystic and Monk -vs- founder of Nashotah House (and I’m from Wisconsin) who ended up in CA. No contest – none at all – but I so appreciate Cassian being included in Lent Madness.

  5. Kathy's Gravatar Kathy
    February 16, 2012 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    thanks for making it so printable – let the maddness begin!

  6. Nancy Simons's Gravatar Nancy Simons
    February 16, 2012 - 4:40 pm | Permalink

    My thanks as well, Adam. And I second your vote for Philander.

  7. February 16, 2012 - 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Oh, this is much prettier! Thanks Tim!

    But before I print it out, I just wanted to check… is that really meant to be the “Elate 8”? Or was that a typo for “Elite 8”, which doesn’t rhyme but is what I would expect?

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