Dick Tips losing was more than a tragedy, my friend. It was straight-up vote rigging.
Dick Tips losing was a tragedy
I'm here to defend Boats Botes, as well as the people voting for him. People have different opinions about what makes a great name- Aphrodite Bodycomb is a worthy elite 8 participant, but sometimes, it's best not to overthink it. Boats Botes makes me laugh every time I see it or say it, and silliness is a big part of why this thing exists in the first place. I also wanted Dick Tips to win last year for the same reason. Juvenile? Yes. Simple? Yes. Hilarious? Yes. I hope Boats wins the whole thing.
Every year there's a really basic name that picks up a huge groundswell of support: Chillie Poon, Taco Pope, and now this. None of them are actively bad and Botes Boats is quite funny in a really dumb sort of way, but they always go way further than they deserve to and beat out obviously much better names like Bodycomb.
I did not think Botes would get this much support. I grow more and more fond of BB every time I look at this. Where's this backlash? This has nothing to do with The Lonely Island or Boaty McBoatFace. Lemme break it down.
1. Lol someone's first name is Boats. This kind of absurdity made Cherries Waffles Tennis great.
2. Lol the first and last name sound exactly the same.
3. BUT THEY'RE SPELLED DIFFERENTLY!
If Bodycomb loses my whole bracket is cooked. I had her going all the way :(
Boats Botes... Succinct, inexplicable, winner
So I guess this is the shitty name with a fraudulently-multi-voting cult following this year, huh? Aphrodite is the far superior name here.
This is so disappointing.
Ok, you boaty mcboat face people had your moment. Now would you please stop ruining LITERALLY EVERYTHING.