You can tell the Notre Dame Leprechaun is a fighter just by looking at him; fists up at the ready, and a menacing scowl along with a burly chinstrap beard. In the final matchup to see which Original Retro Brand Mascot T-shirt would garner the most votes and win the "Mascot Wars Bracket Challenge", the Leprechaun battled Florida's Albert E. Gator to the bitter end. Alas, when the polls closed yesterday @ 6pm pacific coast time, The Leprechaun found out that it's hard for a man of any size to out wrestle an alligator, as Albert E. Gator took in 51% of the vote to win the crown (over 300 votes cast). It was the closest vote-getting matchup since the 32 team brackets began a month ago. THAT WAS CLOSE!!
So congratulations Albert, & Original Retro Brand Gator Fans - Perhaps the real life Gators will follow suit on the field this season (being a Georgia Bulldog fan, I sincerely hate having to write such jibber-jabber)! If you would like to review what the final bracket looks like, just click here. You can also view the final point standings for all 78 customer participants by clicking here.
Albert wasn't the only Champion in this contest. Below I have the Top 10 finishers and their point totals. Congratulations to Doug, Peter, and Jonathan (just eaked out 3rd place by one point!) for bringing home the bacon. ENJOY YOUR SWAG!!
1. Doug Slaughter - 75..... GRAND PRIZE $250 in ORB GEAR!
2. Peter ferriso - 70........... 2ND PLACE PRIZE $150 in ORB GEAR!
3. Jonathan Mann - 59.......3RD PLACE PRIZE $75 in ORB GEAR!
4. Adam Carnow - 58
5. Samantha By - 58
6. Robert Link - 54
7. Ruben Ponce - 53
8. Dimitri Karakitsos - 49
9. John Epperson - 45
10. Jeff Shirrell - 45
Thanks to all who participated in "Mascot Wars", and the fun and games don't end today. Be sure to check the blog next week for our next & newest, most butt-kicking, FREE T-shirt giving awayish kind of contest. Here's a hint; Study up on your College Campus!
Also look for my upcoming Original Retro Brand "5 Questions with..." interview with Heisman Trophy winner & Michigan Wolverine alum, Desmond Howard in the coming weeks.....it's a doozy. One more thing....
As if I haven't mentioned this every day for the past month, TODAY IS COLLEGE COLORS DAY!! HONKER DOWN YOU HAIRY DAWGS (or insert your team slogan)!!
You don't have to be a Georgia Bulldog Fan to enjoy Jon's book, just a College Football Fan! It's a great read, chock full of historical fun facts. Check it out!