It’s March Madness again, and we here at Orange in the Oven have tourney fever, so we’re doing our own bracket: the All Time Greatest Houston Dynamo players.
We held out for as long as we could, but it happened. We caught tourney fever.
Brackets are just fun, I don’t know why, but they are. But we don’t cover basketball here at OitO, so we’re going to have to have a different kind of tournament; one to decide the greatest player in the history of the Houston Dynamo.
In the short history of the Dynamo, it was going to be impractical for us to come up with a full list of 64 players that should be considered, and it started to get a little thin around the edges when we tried 32.
Therefore, we came up with a list of 28 players we thought deserved to be in the discussion (it’s a random number, I know, but that’s just how many names were on the list), created a Sweet Sixteen bracket, and gave the top 12 seeded players a first round bye, the bracket of truly great players.
The other 16, the very good, will compete in a separate bracket, and the top 4 from there will advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Before the play-in round, here’s how our bracket came out:
There were blowouts aplenty in the first round of the play-in, and the only close match-up was between Richard Mulroony and Joesph Ngwenya.
Fan favorite Stu Holden crushed Alejandro Moreno 95-5%, and poor Kelly Gray failed to get a single vote against Will Bruin.
Check out the full results of the first round below:
Voting will be running once a day this week on Orange in the Oven’s and Twitter accounts, so be sure to get your vote in!
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