Monday Madness — Game On Edition

This week’s Monday Madness focuses on the big news: after nail-biter, down-to-the-wire drama, the Supreme Executive Committee has announced that Lent will proceed, since the Lent Madness Facebook page achieved its goal of 20,000 likes, just in time for Ash Thursday. As you know, the threat of a Lent shutdown had been made, throwing the ash and pancake industries into turmoil. Tim and Scott discuss the averted shutdown, as well as previewing the opening contest in Lent Madness 2018. We finally find out if the voters will rob Peter to pay Paul or if they’ll rob Paul to pay Peter. Either way, someone’s getting robbed.

Now is the time you should be finishing up your bracket predictions and generally talking up Lent Madness. While it’s too late to get bracket posters, you can print out your own brackets by visiting the bracket tab of the Lent Madness website. And it’s too late to send you printed scorecards, but they’re still available for your Kindle, Nook, or iBook gizmos. If you see the SEC out and about, you can hand them your e-reader and a Sharpie, and they might autograph your gizmo.

Remember, the action all starts this Thursday at 8:00 Eastern time. The SEC suggests staying up all night on Lent Madness Eve and hitting refresh in your web browser, just in case some glitch results in an early start to the voting.

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16 Comments to "Monday Madness — Game On Edition"

  1. Catherine Linberg's Gravatar Catherine Linberg
    February 12, 2018 - 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Has it already been caught and lost that Catherine Winkworth is in early alpha order before John Wesley? ?
    Thanks for this human touch and for the new challenge this year of a redrawn and quartered bracket!
    Now we are forced to assess by regional or epically epoch-based groupings. It’s like the AFC and NFC
    ajumbling it up with the NFL and AFL. And women on the field not part of the cheer squad! Fun!

  2. Roberta Perry's Gravatar Roberta Perry
    February 12, 2018 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    I am looking forward to this year’s Madness. A good way tolewarn aboutthese Saintly people. Thanks for doing this each year.

  3. February 12, 2018 - 8:08 pm | Permalink

    My first association with this is very exciting, I have my faves and not so fave where Saints are concerned.
    I also have my not-so-faves among the saints offered, of course, but I believe it’s the year of the woman!

  4. Rhee's Gravatar Rhee
    February 12, 2018 - 8:17 pm | Permalink

    YOU CHANGED THE MUSIC?!?! *gasp!!!*

  5. February 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm | Permalink

    So glad I have my bracket sheet and am now ready for Thursday am!

  6. Cindy Powell's Gravatar Cindy Powell
    February 12, 2018 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Is early voting allowed??

  7. Dean's Gravatar Dean
    February 12, 2018 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Edith Cavell for the Golden Halo!!!
    And also, btw, viva John Sell Cotman (astonishing 19th century watercolourist) and Norwich… site of commemorative sculpture at Norwich Carhedral.

    • Lane Johnson's Gravatar Lane Johnson
      February 12, 2018 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

      JW for the win! The first bro-winners of the Golden Halo. Going on to perfection!

  8. Carla Livesey's Gravatar Carla Livesey
    February 12, 2018 - 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Yeah! You changed the image and music! Love ❤️ both!

  9. Peg S.'s Gravatar Peg S.
    February 12, 2018 - 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Having to chose between Peter and Paul does not make me merry.

  10. Beth's Gravatar Beth
    February 13, 2018 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    Will Oliver be here? He must be 10 or 11 now

  11. Lucy Porter's Gravatar Lucy Porter
    February 13, 2018 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    What? You’re starting with a choice between Peter and Paul? Unfair!

  12. Heather's Gravatar Heather
    February 14, 2018 - 9:26 am | Permalink

    It’s a given that the Golden Halo this year will not go to a saint from the U.K.
    oh, snap.
    Sincerely, A. Kentuckian

  13. Deacon Jack's Gravatar Deacon Jack
    February 15, 2018 - 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I think we need a Lent Madness App for our phones

    • Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
      February 17, 2018 - 2:53 am | Permalink

      I’d download that. Heck even a Foreard Movement Day by Day app that included an option to also participate in Lent Madness is something I would love to see in the App Store.

      • Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
        February 17, 2018 - 2:55 am | Permalink

        . . . Forward Movement . . . ugh auto-co-wreck . . . and no edit button . . .

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