07
Mar
08

“NOW” Bracket

So here we go. The most talked about bracket. Who was picked? Who wasn’t picked? Where is Staind? The word on the street is they got lost on the way to the stadium, so they missed the signups and were disqualified. What about Korn? I hear it’s a mix of missing too many guys, and they still haven’t wrapped up the unplugged tour yet (guys, please take a hint from Glade and “Plug it in, Plug it in”). There are still plenty of other solid picks in this bracket. And one or two of these bad boys can take the whole tournament.

Top Rated Match – Linkin Park Vs Weezer

Let me start off by saying I am a huge Weezer fan and have been following them since the blue album. They never seem to disappoint and Rivers Cuomo is pure genius. Seriously, the guy graduated from Harvard! That’s no joke. They have a tough matchup in Linkin Park. Start to finish LP has put out 3 incredible albums. I remember hearing the first single “One Step Closer” and saying to myself “this kid Chester can really be something.” I was right, ‘cause that’s how I roll.

Prediction- Weezer stumbles onto the stage a little taken aback by the spotlight. No time to think ‘cause here comes Mike Shinoda as he starts rapping around Rivers head. “Only In Dreams” do you usually see what Shinoda is dishing out. It feels like for the hundreth time he slams home another one in the face of Matt Sharp, who decided to rejoin the band for this little shindig. Thanks Matt, much love. As the first half wraps up it looks like everything is all but “Undone (The Sweater Song)” for Weezer. Second half starts up and Rivers yells “Dope Nose” to Ashlee Simpson, who happens to be sitting in the front row. She waves. Chester and Shinoda continue where they left off, a few give-and-gos and some alley-oops from half court and this looks like it’s a wrap. All of a sudden Rivers takes out his “Hash Pipe” and cracks Chester in the back of the head with it. Shinoda looks like he’s become “Numb” as he starts “Crawling” to his buddy on the floor while Chester “Bleeds It Out” of the back of his head. “Say it Ain’t So”, flagrant foul? What game were you watching ref? “In The End” Weezer gets disqualified after using a fake ID of “Buddy Holly” to purchase beer at the concession stand. How disappointing.

  • Winner – Linkin Park
  • Favorite in the NOWGreen Day (Bam, whatcha gonna do about it?)
  • SleeperSystem Of A Down. This band has the biggest sleeper potential of them all. No way do I see them having a problem till the 3rd or 4th round. Even then, you can almost put them down as a lock for final 4…
  • Most likely to start a mud fightGreen Day
  • Most likely to cry when they get hit with the mudNickelback

UPCOMING POTENTIAL MATCHES

The first rounds have some pretty great matches, but let’s look ahead to what we may see in the next round.

2ND Round Potential Matches

  • Led Zeppelin Vs The Who (70’s)
  • Van Halen (Roth) Vs Rolling Stones (70’s)
  • Jimi Hendrix Vs AC/DC (Bon Scott) (70’s)
  • Ozzy Osbourne Vs Bon Jovi (80’s)
  • Gun’s N Roses Vs Beastie Boys (80’s)
  • U2 Vs Motley Crue (80’s)
  • Stone Temple Pilots Vs Pearl Jam (90’s)
  • Nirvana Vs Bush (90’s)
  • Soundgarden Vs Alice In Chains (90’s)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Vs Smashing Pumpkins (90’s)
  • Tool Vs Green Day (Now)
  • Linkin Park Vs White Stripes (Now)

WOW… I can’t wait!!!

Pete in Promotions

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