To answer some questions...
Just a game question here - what "magic number" or time of voting determines a winner? I just wondered because I see that you say when a fruit is "defeated," but if at a later date it gets overtaken, will it stand?
In the first thread when I began the tournament I mentioned that the magic number is 10. I did forget to mention that a 2 vote lead is required, but I brought that up in the Blackberries VS Blueberries battle. All battles are final once they have reached 10 with at least a 2 point victory margins. For later rounds I will change the number of votes needed to win a battle.
Some of the first round matchups seem a little unfair, though. Poor avocados don't stand a chance, even though they should be considered dangerous. And peaches and pears meeting in the first?! Craziness.
True, maybe the matches aren't exactly the most fair, but neither is life, and if a fruit has the right mentality second place is the first loser.
Im the crazy guy that voted guava. Had some in the Caribbean and loved it.. never was a big banana fan. And why are carrots and avacados in this tournament? Couldn't you cut the brackets or at least come up with some actual fruit?
I had a list of something around 35 fruits, so I decided to create a 32 fruit bracket. I chose the fruits that I felt best fit the tournament, and threw carrots in there against tomatoes because I feel both of them are questionable fruits. I don't see anything wrong with avocados?
Every time you get a bracket or any type of predictions, you have to pick a sleeper. Which fruit do you expect to make it to the semi's (or later), perhaps pull an upset or two?
No boring apples or oranges are winning this bracket...my sleeper pick is the Kiwis. Passion fruits? Phhhhppp, no problem. Cherries? Yuk. Grapes? Nah. (I'd take plums over kiwi's though). In the top part of the bottom bracket, the only thing I'd take over kiwis is cantelopes, but they could be upset before they even reach that far. Ya never know when it comes to fruits
Kiwi is my favorite sleeper too, very underrated fruit. I'd like to see if they can muster the support to go far.