Good morning Halifax, and welcome to the final round of the Elite Eight Battle. And what a battle it's been. Finally some tighter matches that have been both finger-licking, and nail-biting. This weekend brings the beginnings of the Final Four showdown and if your staring at this lovely fried-food graphic and wondering, "Is this real life?" you owe it to yourself to click here to read up on what you've missed over the last couple of weeks. Frankly, I'm way too pumped about today's face-off to educate you on the serious world of bracketing.
Yesterday brought another local beer vs local beer duel, with the underdog success story of the tournament, Bridge Farmhouse Ale (which has pummelled its way from tenth seed), taking on Halifax's nostalgia brew, Granite Best Bitter (which entered the tourney as a confident third place bevvy). And yet again, the new kid in the north end came out swinging its ceramic growlers, showing its Belgian roots (whatever that means, are Belgian people feisty? For the purpose of this blog I'm going to assume YES.) And I'm gonna say it, for someone who should've been defending that "Best" title, Granite really didn't show up for this one. It was a 71 to 28 percent spread, with one percent of sportsfans getting lost in the ether.
Now, today. A food fight to place bets on. Number one seeded nachos is looking for another victory, hoping to take out its piled-high competitor, potato skins, a surviving fifth place snack. Which one of these layered-with-cheese delights warms your belly best? Do you fancy a corn chip or spud slice base? Is sour cream enough or do you yearn for a little salsa too? These are hard questions for the appetizer lovers, I know, but let me share a little prediction here: I think it'll all come down to whether or not those bacon bits are real. If they're true, honest-to-goodness, chopped up bits of bacon, potato skins have a chance. If it's actually those weird dehydrated, slightly-burgundy, sprinkled from a can ones—game over. When you're trying to take out number one, it all comes down to details.
Go teams go! Stay tuned tomorrow for the introduction of your Final Four.