Monday Madness — March 1, 2021

Are Tim and Scott bitter about being snubbed (once again!) at last night’s Golden Globe Awards? Obviously. Everybody knows Monday Madness is the finest Lenten show in the penitential world. The production values alone make it stand out in the crowded field of seasonal church telecasts.

But just as they suggest people who find fault with Lent Madness start their own online Lenten devotion, they’re prepared to start their own awards show. Are you ready for the Lentys? Well, they’re coming and we encourage suggestions for categories (add them to the comments).

In addition to bitterness, the members of the Supreme Executive Committee are here to talk about upcoming battles, whilst carefully avoiding the indignity of mispronouncing saints’ names.

All that, and more, in this new and typically epic episode of Monday Madness. Now go start choosing a fancy designer for your walk down the virtual Purple Carpet.

This is here for social media sharing. It’s also here in case you want to create memes or anything.

Monday Madness screen grab

42 Comments to "Monday Madness — March 1, 2021"

  1. Jim Mc Connell's Gravatar Jim Mc Connell
    March 1, 2021 - 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Best pronouncement of a saints name (that no one else could pronounce).
    Most attractive depiction of a saint.
    Life achievement award for the Saint with the greatest longevity.
    Saint whose monastic experience had the greatest effect on there life.

  2. Neva Rae Fox's Gravatar Neva Rae Fox
    March 1, 2021 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Best Lent Madness Saint Look-alike in original costume

    • Kate Madson's Gravatar Kate Madson
      March 2, 2021 - 9:56 am | Permalink

      Oooooh Saint cosplay! I like it!

  3. Maria Hopper's Gravatar Maria Hopper
    March 1, 2021 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Where do we vote?

  4. Genie Schaffer's Gravatar Genie Schaffer
    March 1, 2021 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Best Celebrity Blogger

  5. Henry R Cooper Jr's Gravatar Henry R Cooper Jr
    March 1, 2021 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Saint with strongest odor of sanctity (Olfactory category)

  6. Kate Cabot's Gravatar Kate Cabot
    March 1, 2021 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I would like to recommend a category for best Saintly Limerick!

    • John Cabot's Gravatar John Cabot
      March 1, 2021 - 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Don’t listen to her. She is not entirely unbiased.

      • Josh Nixon's Gravatar Josh Nixon
        March 1, 2021 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

        I’d vote for you, John!

    • Sue Campbell's Gravatar Sue Campbell
      March 1, 2021 - 8:55 pm | Permalink

      I second that, and no nepotism involved!

    • Carol Richardson's Gravatar Carol Richardson
      March 1, 2021 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

      This is a great category. So much talent here.

  7. Laura Mahaney's Gravatar Laura Mahaney
    March 1, 2021 - 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Best runaway bride who disguises herself as a monk

    • Alison Jane Bentley's Gravatar Alison Jane Bentley
      March 1, 2021 - 7:31 pm | Permalink

      There do seem to be a few of them!!!

      • SJ Sanders's Gravatar SJ Sanders
        March 1, 2021 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

        Most miracles – while breathing.
        Most miracles prior to cannonization.
        Most miracles post cannonization.
        Most bizarre miracles (at any time)
        Patron saint of the most obscure group.

        I would have thought these were obvious categories.

  8. Chris's Gravatar Chris
    March 1, 2021 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Love the idea of Lentys!
    Possible categories: (I may think of more …)
    Best Kitch
    Most Insightful Blog (Saint/Author)
    Most Engaged Congregation
    Most Saintly Attribute
    Best Attire
    Most Unique Bio

  9. Marilyn Bromley's Gravatar Marilyn Bromley
    March 1, 2021 - 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Saint who survives the most Perils of Pauline episodes.

  10. Heather A. Warren's Gravatar Heather A. Warren
    March 1, 2021 - 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Most outrageous display of the bracket

  11. Bring Back Philander's Gravatar Bring Back Philander
    March 1, 2021 - 7:43 pm | Permalink

    – Episode or moment when Scott & Tim’s shirts clashed the most
    – Person or persons with the most experiences of being star stuck to the point of stupidity when meeting a member of the Supreme Executive Council (not to brag, but I’ve done this twice)
    – best animal beloved by a saint

  12. Jim Stickney's Gravatar Jim Stickney
    March 1, 2021 - 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Prize for best haiku –
    hagiographic yet terse
    summing up a saint

  13. Renee's Gravatar Renee
    March 1, 2021 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    A category: Weirdest Saint’s name. (The name is the weirdest, not the saint)

    • Shelly's Gravatar Shelly
      March 1, 2021 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

      How about Weirdest Saint?

  14. Frank Rogers's Gravatar Frank Rogers
    March 1, 2021 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    While I like Lent Madness [and have subscribe this year], the Golden Globes were for last year – how soon they forget about Lent!

  15. Mark Willems's Gravatar Mark Willems
    March 1, 2021 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Most saintly recently deceased children’s television host ineligible for placement in the bracket because Presbyterians don’t “do” saints.

    • Verdery Kassebaum's Gravatar Verdery Kassebaum
      March 1, 2021 - 9:10 pm | Permalink

      I would certainly vote for that particular saint. Perhaps we could posthumously make him an honorary Episcopalian??

      • Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
        March 4, 2021 - 1:09 am | Permalink

        There is at least one Episcopal parish with a window dedicated to his memory. He and his more recently deceased wife worshipped there in the summer as it was near their summer vacation home.

    • Gay Jolley's Gravatar Gay Jolley
      March 1, 2021 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

      Captain Kangaroo was Presbyterian?

      • Peg S.'s Gravatar Peg S.
        March 2, 2021 - 12:41 am | Permalink

        [Bunny Rabbit pounding on the counter, nodding vigorously]

    • Shelly's Gravatar Shelly
      March 1, 2021 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

      Is that really the reason?

    • Melanie of Clermont's Gravatar Melanie of Clermont
      March 2, 2021 - 10:13 am | Permalink

      I like your nomination! I will again put Fred Rogers in for the Lent Madness next year.

  16. Mercy Hobbs's Gravatar Mercy Hobbs
    March 1, 2021 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Tim and Scott, May this thought provide some comfort for your bruised hearts at not being nominated for a Golden Globe. Remember it is much nobler to facilitate the chase to the Golden Halo as opposed to a Golden Globe. 🙂

  17. Verlinda Henning's Gravatar Verlinda Henning
    March 1, 2021 - 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Best Saintly Smack Talk – Social Media
    Best Saintly Smack Talk – Monday Madness videos
    Best Original Lyrics for Lent Madness Saint

  18. Dana Orwig's Gravatar Dana Orwig
    March 1, 2021 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this gentlemen. A bright spot in a sometimes weary world.

  19. Sharon Starr's Gravatar Sharon Starr
    March 1, 2021 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Where is today’s Lent Madness contest (March 1)?

    • Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
      March 4, 2021 - 1:11 am | Permalink

      Just go to the main page at and scroll down until you see the post your are looking for. They are in reverse chronological order.

  20. Joan Jennings Scalfani's Gravatar Joan Jennings Scalfani
    March 1, 2021 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you all. And now I close my eyes and sleep, hoping to dream of tomorrow’s nominees.
    Good night…

  21. Peg Nelson's Gravatar Peg Nelson
    March 2, 2021 - 1:13 am | Permalink

    Category: Continuously Dumped
    for the Saint nominated numerous times and never
    chosen to be included in Lent Madness……

  22. Carol King's Gravatar Carol King
    March 2, 2021 - 7:38 am | Permalink

    The Lenty itself cannot be a golden globe (taken) nor a golden halo (reserved for saints .) How about a golden clergy collar? No, that would narrow the field too much.
    Maybe a golden thurible (censer)?….appropriate to deal with that odor of sanctity bit?

  23. michael smith's Gravatar michael smith
    March 2, 2021 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    Limericks in celebration of august members of the SEC in no particular order:

    A candidate for sainthood was Scott
    But sadly t’was not his lot
    Come judgement day, a fateful delay
    As someone had parked in his spot

    A candidate for sainthood was Tim
    Although his chances were slim
    He knocked on the door, he pounded the floor
    Turns out they were looking for Kim

  24. Tammie Taylor's Gravatar Tammie Taylor
    March 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Best example of bi-location and/or transmogrification by a saint. Mostly I’d just like to hear Tim and Scott say transmogrification . . .

  25. George's Gravatar George
    March 2, 2021 - 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I would like to know how much a recount would cost between the two Theodoras (or is it Thoedori?) .
    I think followers of the empress used their wealth and power to dump ballots.
    It is unjust how a patron of harlots & crossdressers lost to a patron of strippers and bear trainers.

  26. Miss Jan's Gravatar Miss Jan
    March 4, 2021 - 1:24 am | Permalink

    And the Lenty for longest comment goes to . . .

    And the Lenty for the most succinct comment goes to . . .

    And the Lenty for the best pun(s) in a comment goes to . . .

    And the Lenty for the comment containing the most sources cited goes to . . .

    And the Lenty for the best rewriting of a badly written bio goes to . . .
    [And yes I’m thinking of Maryam of Qidun.]

    There should also be in each round a Lenty for the Saint who got the most votes but was denied forward movement to the next round.

    My two denarii, your exchange rate may vary.

  27. Simon Hartropp's Gravatar Simon Hartropp
    March 4, 2021 - 7:23 am | Permalink

    Best limerick

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