17.5.05

First Ever Food Tournament

This is the first ever Food Tournament. Each nation has had their cuisine seeded and placed into brackets. This being just like the NCAA tournament, but with only 32 nations, each nation will face off in this tournament. Feel free to vote… here are the 1st Round Match ups…

Group1
(1) French vs (8) Madagascar

(2) Ethiopian vs (7) El Salvadorian

(3) American vs (6) Swedish

(4) Jamaican vs (5) Kosher

Group2
(1) Mexican vs (8) Fijian

(2) Thai vs (7) Czech

(3) Spanish vs (6) Argentina

(4) Senegalese vs (5) Japanese

Group3
(1) Italian vs (8) Hungarian

(2) Greek vs (7) Korean

(3) Brazilian vs (6) Lebanese

(4) German vs (5) Vietnamese

Group4
(1) Chinese vs (8) English

(2) Indian vs (7) Algerian

(3) Moroccan vs (6) Venezuelan

(4) Turkish vs (5) Egyptian

The tourney will play out on a later date, but those are the seeds and first round match ups. Feel free to vote.

I'm pumped about this. The Italians are the early favorites, but the Mexicans and French are hip picks. If you're looking for an upset, the Vietnamese feels they should be a #3 seed. The English are pissed that they couldn't get Indian food and curry as their own, even though they claim there are more curry restaurants in London than any Indian city.

As for the first round match ups, the 4/5 match up in Group1 should be interesting, Jamaican vs Kosher. The Spanish can’t be happy about having to face former colony Argentina, who should be pumped and looking for the upset. A lot of people think the Koreans can upset the Greeks in Group3, and the Brazilian vs Lebanese match up is fascinating. Both the Turks and Egyptians are not pleased about having to face each other in the first round. The two Arab nations would rather face off against a non-Arab nation, but that just happens to be the luck, or unluck, of the draw.

Wait what’s this!? Oh my, we’ve just received word that the Venezuelans are giving up their place in the competition… and oh my! Unbelievable! Chavez has decided to give up the Venezuelans spot to the Cubans! Change your brackets everyone, it’s now:

(3) Moroccan vs (6) Cubans

This could change everything! Okay people, vote if you’d like!

1 comment:

Ilk said...

OK, I'll bite (no pun intended. well, maybe it was...)

French
El Salvadorian
gomerAmerican
Jamaican

Mexican
Thai
Argentinan
Japanese

Italian
Greek
Lebanese
German

Chinese
Indian
Cuban
Turkish