MARCH MADNESS: Crooked vs. Cooked – Day 9

Day 8 Results: Once again, Edwin Edwards (2) defeated David Duke (15) with 74.1% of the vote. Boiled crawfish (2) beat muffaletta (15) with exactly two out of every three votes cast. 

Round 2 of this year’s tournament kicks off with a pair of matchups featuring the Kingfish, Mr. Chocolate City, a metaphor for diversity, and the only sandwich left in the competition.

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CROOKED: Huey Long (1) vs. Ray Nagin (9)
Just to recap, assassinated former Louisiana Governor and U.S Senator Huey Long beat No. 16 seed and former Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom in the opening round, while former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin defeated another former Crescent City mayor, Robert Maestri, to advance.

Who will advance to the Sweet 16? The guy known for getting shot in the State Capitol or the guy known for shooting off his mouth?

Now those two winners face off. This could prove to be a tough decision for some voters. The Kingfish may be the top seed and by far has the farthest-reaching legacy of corruption of any Louisiana political figure, but ninth-seeded Nagin and his corruption conviction earlier this year are fresh in many people’s minds.

Who will advance to the Sweet 16? The guy known for getting shot in the State Capitol or the guy known for shooting off his mouth?

COOKED: Gumbo (1) vs. Po-boy (8)
Just to refresh your memory, No. 1 seed gumbo easily handled No. 16 dirty rice in Round 1, while eighth-seeded po-boy barely avoided being eliminated from the tournament by No. 9 beignets. And like today’s Crooked matchup, some folks may have a tough time choosing between gumbo and po-boy. After all, they’re sometimes served together in a uniquely Louisiana version of a soup and sandwich combo, partly because they go well together, and partly because people can’t pick just one or the other.

Will gumbo move on to the round of 16, or will po-boy upset the top Cooked seed? Either way, it’s bound to be hot and messy.

Ready. Set. VOTE! (Polls close nightly at 10 p.m. CDT.)

 

FYI: If you’re trying to make sense of this graft vs. grub competition, here’s an explanation.RedShtick-Top-ColumnStop

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