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2018 Detroit Lions Name Bracket tournament: The Finals

Goodbye, you sweet, sweet tournament.

It’s been a long, long road, my friends. But just as the 2018 Detroit Lions season is about to begin, we must say goodbye to the greatest part of the year: Name Bracket Season (or are the kids still doing the “szn” thing?).

The 2018 tournament saw a record number of people hacking into our polls. I am both flattered and frustrated by your efforts. I care little about the integrity of such a dumb little tournament, but I fear some of you are drunk with power.

I only ask, with deep regret in my heart from my past actions, that you allow these finals to go down without a hitch, without any interference. So much blood has been spilled this tournament. We need peace, kindness and trust to make the land of Name Bracket bright again. We always go down a dark, dark road with this tournament, but I ask that the balance be restored before we say goodbye to this big, beautiful tournament. Please no hacking.

Here are your finals.

5. Quandre Diggs vs. 1 Miles Killebrew

Diggs’ unlikely run in this tournament saw him take down the likes of Luke Willson, Jace Billingsley and the rightful winner, JoJo Wicker. I’m still unsure where this swell of support is coming from, but this group of Nino-philes has been savvy and silent in their coordinated attack against the tournament.

Miles Killebrew, a 2016 finalist, has reached the peak of the tournament again. Last week, he broke Name Bracket records with a whopping 1.35 million votes cast in his matchup against Golden Tate. Of course, the actual number is probably far closer to 12, but Killebrew edged out Tate by a mere 270,000 votes (60 percent to 40 percent).

I am not going to push you, the loyal reader, in any direction regarding these two names. As for your attack on the tournament, I fully surrender. I didn’t think you all had it in you. The Name Bracket tournament no longer belongs to me. It’s yours. Treat it well.

(Voting ends at midnight ET on Sunday night)


Who has the better name?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Quandre Diggs
    (232795 votes)
  • 48%
    Miles Killebrew
    (221377 votes)
454172 votes total Vote Now