This is one of my favorite times of the year, what with all the upsets and shockers that you NEVER see coming. I mean, come on, who thought Dawn of the Dead could knock off the current #1, The Passion of the Christ? I mean, sure, I was rooting for them, but I had Jesus going all the way in my brackets. But that’s the thing about those plucky Zombies; you can never really count them out.

If anything, we should have known the Zombies could pull it out after the incredible performance they put on in the Zombie/Shark play-in game. (Warning: This link leads to boobies.) Shark was a clear favorite going in, but it overlooked Zombie, and that’s all the opening they need.

Who knows what the upcoming rounds hold? Are the Zombies a legitimate contender, with the ability to go all the way? I certainly hope so, because if they can find a way to hang on, it sets up some interesting match-ups down the road. Zombies/Wizards, anyone? And of course, the winner of that one has to go up against the hands-down preseason favorite in the finals: Irradiated Spiders.

And Jesus certainly has nothing to hang His head about. This year’s improbable run was easily His best showing in years, and with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe coming out next year, He should be a presence in next’s year’s tourney.

Also, Kentucky really earholed my brackets. Bah.

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