Lots of interesting stuff in here. Let's break it down:
Fictional vs. Non-Fictional
|David Rice Atchison||1 (6.25%)|
Now, what about presidential eras? Well, of those non-fictional presidents in the bracket, the breakdown is:
Non-Fictional Era Breakdown
|19th Century||5 (50%)|
|20th Century||5 (50%)|
Well, at least the math was easy this time around.
As for individual battles, I've gotta say, the most tantalizing might be the Clinton vs. Carter matchup, or as one might put it: the Battle of the Late 20th Century Southern Democrats. The Internet Boom vs. The National Malaise! Terhan vs. Waco! Impeachment vs. Swamp Rabbit! Yes, my friends, this is the sort of matchup we're salivating over here at the HttCttD offices.
But that's not all! This bracket features a few intriguing wild cards! There's the aforementioned Atchinson, whose story I'm sure everyone is already familiar with. For you non-history geeks and nerds out there, Atchinson is a constitutional anomaly who took the oath in lieu of Zachary Taylor whose inauguration fell on a Sunday and didn't want his inauguration interfere with his day of worship. Though he never considered himself president for a day, we here in the HttCttD Staff think it's good enough to make the pool.
There's also Billy Bob Thorton's oily president from Love Actually. Could he, even without a name, take out a Founding Father? And how will Kang, the only non-human entrant in the entire field, fare?
Looking ahead, an intriguing Sweet 16 matchup looms in Jackson vs. Eisenhower... provided, of course, that Old Hickory and Ike both make it that far. And Independence Day's Thomas Whitmore lurks towards the bottom of the bracket, looking to Eagle-One, Fox-Two his opponents into submission. Don't sleep on a guy who survived a dogfight with aliens, is what I'm saying.
This, the Jackson Bracket, will be the first one tackled when Hail to the Chief... to the Death! kicks off this coming Monday. We hope you're all suitably prepared!