MARCH MADNESS: Crooked vs. Cooked

Once again, it’s that time of year when workplace productivity plummets. When casual college basketball fans suddenly become experts in RPI rankings. When people with absolutely no rhythm get all excited about “the big dance.”

And just like when bracketitis season hit last year, we’re offering our own unique permutation of the affliction known as “March Madness,” one that exemplifies both the best and worst Louisiana has to offer.

Political corruption and delicious food are arguably our state’s best-known resources.

In 2013, WBRZ’s Whitney Vann ultimately defeated bourbon to be crowned the champion of our “News vs. Booze” tournament. This year, you – yes YOU – will decide who will win …

“March Madness: Crooked vs. Cooked,” a single-elimination tournament wherein Louisiana’s 16 most famously corrupt political figures face off against each other for the chance to go against the most popular of 16 Louisiana food dishes. (All competitors were chosen and seeded by our less-than-esteemed committee).


Why “Crooked vs. Cooked”? Because political corruption and delicious food are arguably our state’s best-known resources. And we figured it’d be fun to see who you think is most corrupt and what’s most delicious, then pit them against each other to determine who wins Louisiana.

So get ready to vote! Every weekday for the next three weeks, there will be a matchup in each division. You, our gentle readers, will have a chance to vote … as often as you like, which should go without saying, given we’re talking about Louisiana politicians and gluttony.

The tournament kicks off Monday, March 17, with the 1 vs. 16 matchups. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of competition.RedShtick-Top-ColumnStop

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