Day 5’s matchups include former jailbait, a former pretend Miss America, a man with more rings than fingers, and the most beloved Saint in franchise history. (For Day 4’s results, click here.)
FOXES: Britney Spears (6) vs. Faith Ford (11)
No. 6 seed Britney Spears is the pride (???) of Kentwood. The former Disney Mouseketeer became an overnight pop sensation with her debut album …Baby One More Time, partially due to the naughty-Catholic-school-girl-themed music video for the album’s title track. Since then, she made out with Madonna on live TV, had a 55-hour-long marriage, had a couple of kids, went to rehab for less than a day, shaved her head, and vandalized a car with an umbrella. Thankfully for untold pervs, there’s always YouTube to relive Britney’s jailbait years.
She made out with Madonna on live TV, had a 55-hour-long marriage, had a couple of kids, went to rehab for less than a day, shaved her head, and vandalized a car with an umbrella.
Britney’s going against 11th-seeded Faith Ford, who started modeling and appearing in commercials at the age of 17. The Alexandria native is best known for her role as Corky Sherwood — the ditzy blonde former Miss America turned news reporter — for 10 seasons on the hit CBS show Murphy Brown. She later co-starred with Kelly Ripa in the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, in which she played the title character not named Faith. The show lasted only three seasons, probably because people kept mixing up which one was Hope and which one was Faith.
JOCKS(es): Bill Russell (6) vs. Drew Brees (11)
No. 6 seed Bill Russell was born in 1934 in the veritable font of athleticism known as West Monroe. Along the way to the Basketball, FIBA, and College Basketball Halls of Fame, Russell helped McClymonds High School in Oakland, CA, win back-to-back state championships, led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships, won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of the U.S. national team, and was the centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty, winning 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career. A five-time league MVP and 12-time All-Star, Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Not bad for a guy who was cut from his junior high school team.
Bill Russell was born in 1934 in the veritable font of athleticism known as West Monroe.
While Russell is known for his plethora of professional championship rings, his opponent is best known for just one. No. 11 seed Drew Brees will be forever remembered as the quarterback who led the New Orleans Saints to victory in their first Super Bowl appearance. As a Purdue Boilermaker, he set and still owns numerous Big Ten Conference and NCAA passing records. As a nine-time Pro Bowler, he’s set even more NFL passing records, and may very well break a few more before he retires. Hopefully, when he does retire, he’ll do so with at least one more Super Bowl ring.
Ready. Set. VOTE! (Polls close nightly at 10 p.m. CDT.)
FYI: If you’re trying to figure out our brotastic competition, here’s an explanation.