Category Archives: Lent Madness 2021

Monday Madness — Easter Tuesday Edition

Proving, once again, they are accountable to no one, the Supreme Executive Committee has released Monday Madness on a Tuesday, whilst still calling it “Monday” Madness. Tim and Scott are here this week to celebrate the 2021 Golden Halo victory of Absalom Jones. You might like to celebrate Absalom’s victory with a commemorative 2021 Golden […]

Absalom Jones Wins 2021 Golden Halo!

The Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness congratulates Absalom Jones for winning the 2021 Golden Halo. Absalom becomes the 12th saint to wear the highly coveted crown by defeating the always-inspiring Benedict the Moor. He joins previous Golden Halo winners George Herbert (2010), C.S. Lewis (2011), Mary Magdalene (2012), Frances Perkins (2013), Charles Wesley (2014), […]

Pausing just before the end…

As Lent Madness 2021 winds down, sports fans might well expect us to say, “Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or account of this Saintly Smackdown, without the express written consent of the Supreme Executive Committee, is prohibited.” But that’s not really our jam. Other than our insistence that people vote once and once only, we’re pretty relaxed […]

For the Golden Halo: Benedict the Moor vs. Absalom Jones

The end (of Lent Madness 2021) is near! It’s hard to believe we kicked things off over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday” with 32 saintly souls. With your help, the field has been whittled down to just two: Benedict the Moor and Absalom Jones. Who will receive the coveted 2021 Golden Halo? That, friends, is […]

It’s Spy Wednesday Eve! But what is Spy Wednesday?

As the Lent Madness faithful are fully aware, voting for the Golden Halo takes place tomorrow, on the Wednesday of Holy Week. You may have heard the Supreme Executive Committee refer to this day as “Spy Wednesday.” They mentioned this day several times in this week’s episode of Monday Madness. Unlike many terms associated with […]

Catherine of Genoa vs. Absalom Jones

Who will face Benedict the Moor for the 2021 Golden Halo? That’s the question of the day as Catherine of Genoa faces Absalom Jones to determine the final matchup of our little saintly contest. Yesterday, Benedict advanced to the Championship Round by rolling past Ives of Kermartin 69% to 31%. To make it to the […]

Monday Madness — Faithful Four Edition

As Lent Madness reaches its peak excitement with the onset of the Faithful Four, Tim and Scott are back with another episode of Monday Madness. They give an overview of the Faithful Four and the coming Championship smackdown, but also assure you that the 2021 Golden Halo will be awarded in time for you to […]

Benedict the Moor vs. Ives of Kermartin

Welcome to the Faithful Four! From an initial field of 32 saints, we have sliced the field down to four saints. Only one of whom will be crowned with the 2021 Golden Halo. It’s all comes down to Benedict the Moor, who faces Ives of Kermartin today and Catherine of Genoa, who squares off against […]

Albert the Great vs. Catherine of Genoa

After a madcap few days of saintly kitsch, we are down to the final battle of the Elate Eight. Today Albert the Great takes on Catherine of Genoa with the last spot in the Faithful Four at stake. The winner will face Absalom Jones in the next round. To reach the Elate Eight, Albert took […]

Ives of Kermartin vs. Arnulf of Metz

At the midway point of the Elate Eight, the onslaught of saintly kitsch continues as Ives of Kermartin squares off against Arnulf of Metz. To get to the Elate Eight, Ives bested Jacapone da Todi and Dunstan, while Arnulf took out Vincent Saragossa and Egeria. Yesterday Absalom Jones advanced to the faithful four, taking down Catherine […]