THE KING STAY THE KING: It's March, and that means brackets of all kinds, and today Grantland brings us a 32-entrant tournament of Wire characters. I assume that the point of the tourney is "best Wire character," and not "who would win?", since (spoiler alert) a nonzero number of the characters most assuredly did not win.
Most brutal bracket: Ports Region, with a surfeit of bosses and the strongest #8 seed, Prez. Best first-round matchup: Clay Davis vs. Bubbles. Worst mismatches, in every possible sense: Overall #1 seed Omar vs. Ziggy; Stringer vs. Herc. Last in: Brother Mouzone, Ziggy. First out: Slim Charles, Carver, Randy, Namond. I can only assume that Serge ("Boris") won the Greeks' conference tournament, leaving his confederates on the outside looking in.
Incidentally, Grantland said something about the tournament only playing out on Grantland's Facebook page, which -- isn't the Facebook backlash here yet? Or are we waiting for it to finish the IPO before we crater it?