The Elite Eight proved to be the end for two top seeds in this tournament. When all was said and done, it was blogs from Southern Humboldt that sent a clear message to their neighbors from the North. Not wanting to start a regional war in this lovely county, but our neighbors to the South are going to hold their heads quite high for a few days. The Final Four is set, and now our local experts will have a few days to dissect, and prognosticate the upcoming matches. Let’s review the Elite Eight
The Arkley Regional Final
#2 Redhead Blackbelt defeats #1 Humboldt Herald
It was a double take that was more of a quintuple take. The mighty Humboldt Herald had a bad day on the wrong day, and the Blackbelt took advantage. Now with the heavily favored Herald out of the tournament, the field is a little more evenly matched.
Congratulations to The Champion of the Arkley Regional: The Redhead Blackbelt
The Glass Regional Final
#2 Ernie’s Place defeats #1 NCJ Bloghting
Congratulations to the Champion of the Glass Regional: Ernie’s Place
Ernie never really struggled after his contentious battle back in the First Round against the Veggie Addict. The North Coast Journal ran out of steam, perhaps hung over from the battle with the Carson Park Ranger.
The Neely Regional
#1 Humboldt Mirror defeats #3 Somoa Softball
The Mirror is the only non Southern Humboldt blog to reach the Final Four. Somoa Softball had a good run, but was overmatched against the Mirror.
Congratulations to the Champion of the Neely Regional: The Humboldt Mirror
The Gallegos Regional
#1 SoHum Parlance defeats #3 Watchpaul
Eric and Rose slugged it out, and Eric’s blog just did beat Rose‘s.
Congratulations to the Champion of the Gallegos Regional: SoHum Parlance
The Humboldt Blogger’s Tournament Semi-Finals
#2 Redhead Blackbelt vs. #2 Ernie’s Place
How they got here:
Redhead Blackbelt with victories over: #15 Impact Humboldt, #7 The Ranch at salmon Creek, #3 Chocolate Covered Xanax, and #1 Humboldt Herald
Ernie’s Place with victories over: #15 Veggie Addict, #10 MovieDad, #14 Fortuna Citizen, and #1 NCJ Blogthing
#1 Humboldt Mirror vs. #1 SoHum Parlance
How they got here:
Humboldt Mirror with victories over: #16 Brenda Lou’s Blog, #8 As it Stands II, #5 The Bitten Apple, and #3 Somoa Softball
Sohum Parlance with victories over: #16 Lost Coast Daily Painters, #8 Rambling Jack, #5 Tom Sebourn Blog, and #3 WatchPaul
With a little Southern flavor added to this Final Four, it is as wide open.