The clock finally reached Midnight for two Cinderella stories of this Humboldt Blogger’s Tournament. Fortuna Citizen, the #14 seed was eliminated, thus ending a tremendous run. Another fan favorite, the #10 seed Seven-o-Heaven, again was a tough customer, but came up short. The field is now down to the Elite Eight. These eight blogs all have strong chances of reaching the Final Four. Underdog may no longer apply in this tournament. Though the four top seeds remain, they now face stiff challenges. No clear cut favorites remain.
Tom Sebourn proved he was more than deserving of his #5 seed. Very nice work this year.
The Artist formerly known as The Carson Park Ranger returned for one last dance. As the Eureka Standard exits from the Tournament, we tip our caps, and say thanks for the memories.
The men from Seven-o-Heaven proved beyond a doubt that they were much more powerful than the #10 seed they were given. Expect to see them in next year’s tournament, and you can be sure they will make some noise.
Was the decision to change from the paddle to the leather flogger going to haunt Kristabel and Keri? Would Chocolate Covered Xanax have beaten the Blackbelt if they had stayed with the paddle? The ladies of CCX will have a year to ponder that very question.
A special shout out to Lynette, Beachcomber, and Indie. These ladies’ blogs were the ultimate competitors, and you will be sure to see them make similar runs in next year’s tournament.
The Arkley Regional
#1 Humboldt Herald defeats #5 Beachcomber’s Blog
#2 Redhead Blackbelt defeats #3 Chocolate Covered Xanax
Arkely Regional Final
#1 Humboldt Herald vs. #2 Redhead Blackbelt
The Glass Regional
#1 NCJ Blogthing defeats #4 Eureka Standard
#2 Ernie’s Place defeats #14 Fortuna Citizen
Glass Regional Final
#1 NCJ Blogthing vs. #2 Ernie’s Place
The Neely Regional
#1 Humboldt Mirror defeats #5 The Bitten Apple
#3 Somoa Softball defeats #10 Seven-o-Heaven
Neely Regional Final
#1 Humboldt Mirror vs. #3 Somoa Softball
The Gallegos Regional
#1 Sohum Parlance defeats #5 Tom Sebourn Blog
#3 WatchPaul defeats #7 Lynette’s Nor Cal History Blog
Gallegos Regional Final
#1 SoHum Parlance vs. #3 WatchPaul
Looking at the Elite Eight, you can’t help but say “Wow”. All four match-ups are great. Those who were clamoring for a show down between the Mirror and Seven-o-Heaven must not dismiss Somoa Softball. Any of these eight blogs could end up as the champion.
Eric versus Rose is a literal Clash of the Titans. Ernie and the North Coast Journal will be a close one too. Finally, do not think that the Redhead Blackbelt has cruised to the Elite Eight. She will give the Herald some trouble.
Again, I want to thank all of the local blogs, and please keep in mind that this is all for fun. Your comments and participation in the threads has been much appreciated.