After many weeks of schadenfreude, we've reached the pinnacle of #goacc. Sixty-four of the most hilarious moments from the football and basketball season have been selected, and only one can be crowned the #goacc champion. It's up to you, our tremendous readers, to determine the winner. After each matchup is listed, there will be a spot to vote and select each a winner. Also, I've attached an Excel file of the #goacc bracket, so feel free to download and fill out your own! This is a loooooooong post (there's 32 matchups to pick, after all!), so strap in and held pick the #goacc champion!
#1. Wanking Roy Williams Sign vs. #16. Carter Blackburn is Confused
That cardboard cutout of Roy Williams had one of the highest vote totals of any #goacc entry this season. While Carter's belief that Brice Johnson is John Henson is hilarious, come on. This is a forty point blowout type lopsided matchup.
#8. NC State Craig's List Ad vs. #9. Tampa Bay Times has no idea what Jimbo Fisher looks like
Kinda funny, I've been married to him for 20 years, and I've never mistaken him for Mark Stoops. pic.twitter.com/n0EVUeEk9O— Candi Fisher (@canfish16) January 2, 2014
These #8 vs #9 matchups are always a killer. On the one hand, that Craig's List ad belongs in the Smithsonian. What a damn work of art. On the other, you've got a Florida newspaper confusing the head coach of one of their biggest universities for a completely different person. I've got no idea how this one will go, as both are equally worthy of moving on to the next round.
#5. Gerald Henderson's errant pass vs. #12. Adam Gold hearts Jabari Parker
This is about as tough as a #5 vs. #12 matchup as you'll ever see. Although that infamous vine of Henderson's horribly errant pass has unfortunately been deleted, the Internet GIFs everything these days, so it will live on in perpetuity. Meanwhile, what more can be said about that hilarious picture of Adam Gold looking longingly at Jabari Parker? Wouldn't fault y'all at all if Gold steals the upset here - that picture is just hysterical.
#4. Tim Brando's "Forcing Defenders to change their pants call" vs. #13. "Go with Bob."
Brando has been known to drop some epic lines during his broadcasts of basketball games (#NeverForget "the Dramatic Deuce"), but this one takes the cake. Do these lines just magically come to him? I wish I could have that ability to drop legendary lines on a dime. We never did figure out who Bob was, and why people need to go with him, but whatever. Don't think Bob will have enough support to overcome Mr. Brando.
#6. Syracuse Fan missing some buttons vs. #11. Boeheim Thriller Dance
Quite the battle between these two Cuse foes. As you'll find throughout this tournament, Boeheim makes several appearances - this isn't his strongest #goacc effort, but it's still hilarious. Don't think it will be enough to overcome the ridiculous outfit of Mark Texeria's Syracuse buddy, who really needs to just button his shirt. Good grief.
#3. Insane Duke Fan vs. #14. Coach K Pen Toss
Coach K's toss of the expo marker earned late berth into the #goacc tournament, due to a strong performance in the ACC Tournament. The selection committee of one felt that it was necessary to include this hysterical moment in the field of 64. However, this is a difficult first round matchup for the marker, because this Duke fan is just flat out insane. I mean look at him, he's trying to eat the damn basketball.
#7. Washington/Turner Rebound fail vs. #10. Mike Glennon fumble
The selection committee had a tough time seeding both of these hilarious moments, so it seems appropriate that they square off against each other. Glennon's fumble is just so perfect - his arm moves forward.....and the ball does not. I think my favorite moment of the Washington/Turner rebound fail is Anya trying to get them pumped back up at the end. Just amazing. I have no idea who's going to win this one, as both deserve to move on to the round of 32.
#2. UNC Wrecking Ball bro vs. #15. Gerald Henderson Dunk fail.
Gerald Henderson makes his second appearance in the East Region, but taking on a far more formidable foe. The UNC Wrecking Ball bro was one of the earliest #goacc moments of the season, and still holds up as one of the best of the year. Despite the added effect of the Super Mario Bros sound effects, Henderson doesn't stand a chance here against Wrecking Ball bro.
#1. Jim Boeheim's epic meltdown vs. #16. David Cutcliffe hanging out at Dave and Busters
Boeheim's hilarious meltdown is easily one of the favorites to win this tournament. It's just an unbelievable work of art. Credit to @wxmoose and @jamescurle for the best two parodies. Cutcliffe BMX'ing at Dave and Busters is pretty hilarious, but come on. This is a no brainer here people.
#8. "Minus 18 rebounding is pretty good, Bzdelik" vs. #9. Brent Musberger gets confused
A rematch of this previous #goacc Moment of the Week brings together two worthy foes in a chance to eventually take on Boeheim's epic meltdown. I'm going to miss Bzdelik not being on the sidelines for Wake Forest next year, simply because it means we won't have moments like this anymore. I'll also miss the fact that Brent Musberger won't be on the primetime ABC football games anymore, as he's moving on to the SEC Network. Which of these hysterical #goacc moments deserves to move on? Your guess is as good as mine, because I'd vote for both if I could.
#5. Duke fan tossing "Free PJ" sign vs. #12. UVA fan sneaks into huddle at ACC Tournament
Another late addition to the field by the selection committee of one, the legendary story of the UVA sneaking into UVA's huddle during Championship Sunday in Greensboro is an absolute must read, if you haven't already. While the Free PJ sign getting tossed at Cameron is hilarious, this #5 seed should be nervous. Really think we could have our first #12-#5 upset on our hands here.
#4. General Washington "OH SHIT!" vs #13. Syracuse football player's hilarious false start
Washington had a lot of fantastic moments this season, but this one has to be towards the top. Props to whomever was running the mics around the court that picked that audio up. While this Syracuse's player's impersonation of the Matrix is amazing, don't think that will be enough to overcome the General.
#6. Dying Georgia Tech fan wants Paul Johnson fired vs. #11. Maryland "Bojo'd" from the ACC
Another tough first round matchup here, folks. Apparently this Georgia Tech fan took football so seriously that in his obituary he started he wanted Paul Johnson fired. Good heavens. Meanwhile, of course the selection committee of one had to take notice of Maryland getting booted out of the ACC by a last second dunk. Have fun being mediocre in the B1G ya losers. That'll be $51 Million.
#3. Cops break up UNC Celebration vs. #14. Len Elmore sings Top Gun
We've got another rematch of foes from the same week, but much like that week, I'd expect that the cops busting up UNC's celebrating fans will again dominate this match up. Though I think we can all agree that Len Elmore singing is always hilarious.
#7. Epic Clemsoning against Pitt vs. #10. Teen Wolf Mutumbo's Mark Thomas
The selection committee of one felt that Clemsoning probably could've been ranked higher, but due to a poor out of conference schedule, their seed fell to the seven line. As for Mark Thomas, come on man. Get a little more jump on that jump shot.
#2. Camerawoman destroyed at Chick-Fil-A Bowl vs. #15. Hansbrough spears Dunleavy
A #2 vs. #15 match up that feels far closer than it probably should be. The poor camerawoman at the Chick-Fil-A bowl just missed out on a #1 seed, but is possibly the strongest of the #2 seeds. However, this #15 seed should not be underestimated. It's easily one of my favorite Jim Ross edits out of the millions (*the Rock voice* AND THE MILLIONS) of edits on the Internet of his infamous call of Mankind getting obliterated by the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. I'm expecting a close vote here from y'all, but I could be wrong.
#1. UNC fan's car gets stuck on stairs near Tucker Beach vs. #16. Monday Night Pitt!!
Our overall #1 seed comes into the #goacc tournament of champions as the heavy favorite to win. This moment received almost 150 votes by itself during its blowout victory, which was more than we had during some weeks total. This should be a no brainer people. Sharpie.
#8. BobbyBigWheel isn't optimistic about UVA's football season vs. #9. Aaron Paul calls Mike London a bitch.
While the video of Aaron Paul calling Mike London a bitch has since been removed from YouTube, as you can imagine, it was pretty damn hysterical. However, BobbyBigWheel's entry is a tough 8 seed, and the committee feels that he will likely be moving on to the next round.
#5. Jeff Bzdelik still doesn't understand basketball vs. #12. Lunardi tried to troll State fans
Another strong submission from Jeff Bzdelik, and the selection committee of one feels that this was his finest moment of the season. And hey - looks like the joke was on you, Lunardi! Not expecting a #5-#12 upset here, but hey - stranger things have happened.
#4. Duke/UNC Managers' Game Scuffle vs. #13. Philip Rivers Bolo tie
This is a tough match up for poor Philip and his YOLO BOLO. The Duke/UNC manager's scuffle is the Louisville of this #goacc tournament, and is going to be a tough out for just about anyone.
#6. Wil Baumann punt fail vs. #11. Tony Bennett compares UVA atmosphere to Taylor Swift Concert
Baumann was our very first #goacc moment winner, so naturally he had to be included in the field of 64. While Tony's analogy is pretty hilarious, come on. There's no way he's going to upset Baumann's derpy punt.
#3. The ESPN Twitter account is weird as hell vs. #14. Kyle Singler Punchout!!
Good grief, what a titanic pairing at the #3-#14 line. Whomever is running the @espn should probably think twice before they send out one of their weird comments that may have some sexual overtones in it. Meanwhile, Kyle Singler stumbling backwards like Glass Joe is just phenomenal. Think we might see an upset here.
#7. Jim Boeheim hates the ACC vs. #10 Swaggy Miami Tailgate
As I've mentioned throughout the #goacc season, really appreciate Boeheim diving in head first and embracing #goacc with open arms. Fully expect the coach to dominate the Swaggy U tailgate, but a "the U" liquor luge is pretty epic.
#2. #BattleCannon Xmas vs. #15. Jamie Dixon furiously scribbles during timeout
Yeah, this is going to be a blowout here. The #BattleCannon will not be stopped by the angry scribbles of Jamie Dixon.
#1. Syracuse Benny Hill possession vs. 16. George Takei calls out FSU boosters
Syracuse's latest submission to #goacc was an absolute doozy, and ultimately helped seal a bid to the big dance for the Wolfpack (thanks again guys!). While this subtle jab at FSU's grammar from Takei is great, come on. This is David vs Goliath here, and Goliath is going to win.
#8. Tim Duncan is tired vs. #9. Duke Towel Guy
This is a tough call for the selection committee of one to prognosticate a winner here. Both are deserving a bid to the round of 32. I mean, poor Tim Duncan looks like he's just had enough, and the Duke towel guy nearly gets steamrolled to death. Basically a coin flip.
#5. Miami had some issues around the rim vs. #12. Randy Edsall celebrates being bowl eligible
Another tough #5 vs #12 matchup. Swope's series of missed dunks belong in the Smithsonian, and this gives us one last time to make fun of Maryland as they depart for the B1G. We could have another upset here!
#4. Mike London sends the worst recruiting letter ever vs. #13. Testudo lit on fire
While the sight of seing Testudo getting lit on fire prior to their departure from the ACC is absolutely symbolic, it's going to be tough for the Terrapin to defeat the single worst recruiting letter of all time. Good lord, UVA.
6. Akil Mitchell had a rough game against Duke vs. #11. Dave Odom has some thoughts about the Wednesday round at the ACC Tournament
Mitchell had a few games like this during the season, but his performance at Cameron was easily his most memorable, and one he'd like to forget. Speaking of people wanting to forget things, Dave Odom probably wants to retract these comments. Good lord.
#3. Unfortunate Clemson Tattoo vs. #14. A series of officiating fails
This horrid Clemson tattoo was a surprise force during the #goacc season, and rightfully earned a #3 seed. I'd imagine they'll have no trouble dispatching these ridiculous officiating fails, but y'all might surprise me I suppose. Those are some outright travesties by the refs.
#7. Philip Rivers makes hilarious faces vs. #10. Jameis Winston robot video bomb
Here's another difficult matchup to predict. Rivers makes the damn best faces on the sideline, and Winston here does an absolutely perfect impersonation of the robot dude from Chappelle's Show. Y'all's guess is as good as mine here, both equally deserve to win.
#2. Will Graves busted for pot at Roy's house vs. #15. Stephon Marbury ejected in China
Last and certainly not least, Mr. Graves unfortunate run in with the law nearly earned him a one seed, but was bumped down to the #2 seed line by the Syracuse Benny Hill possession at the last minute. While Starbury's ejection in a Chinese league game is hilarious, I'd be stunned if Graves didn't move on to the round of 32 in a blowout.
I'd like to close by thanking all of you here at BackingThePack, particularly @akulawolf, for giving me the opportunity to post all of these shenanigans week after week. I hope you all have enjoyed them, and I really hope you all enjoy this ridiculously long post of goofiness from the ACC season. It's been an absolute blast writing here, and I hope to keep writing more!