|Art by James V. Carroll|
It’s over! The 2012 Muppet Madness Tournament has crowned its champion, and that champion is, for the first time, KERMIT THE FROG. In the three years that the Muppet Madness Tournament has been running, Kermit has been present in the brackets each time, but he has never won… until now. In the first year he placed second while Bert and Ernie won, and last year he didn’t even make it past the first round. But in 2012, Kermit the Frog is the winner!!
The frog managed to beat Walter in the Championship round by the most narrow margin in Muppet Madness history: TEN VOTES! It was an extremely exciting round last night as both Kermit and Walter fought for the lead. They battled back and forth for the last half hour of the Tournament, even being completely tied at more than one time throughout. It looked for awhile like Kermit would fall to Walter before it was all over, but Kermit came out on top.
I may have been pulling for Walter, but I couldn’t be happier that Kermit finally won a Muppet Madness Tournament! He deserves it… because he’s the best. Congratulations Kermit!!
Congratulations also go to our Bracket Contest winners: Erik Brown, Shannon Barton, and Gulnara Khayrutdinova. They win a fabulous prize and have been contacted!
Thanks to EVERYONE who came out and voted and had fun in this year’s Muppet Madness Tournament. Me, Joe Hennes, Ryan Roe, and Steve Swanson will be recording a recap podcast soon, so be on the lookout for that. But, until that… we’ll see you next March for more Muppet Madness!!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, email@example.com