Season Two

Season Two Retrospective

We are in between seasons of The Gauntlet so we are doing what all good sports programming does. We are dwelling on the past. The guys break down season two. Talk about the major “stories” of The Gauntlet. Like Matt’s blind love for Sherlock Holmes and the upset queen, Lady Gaga. Enjoy.

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Mattie’s Picks
Travie’s Picks
Mikey’s Picks

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The Finals: Lincoln vs Doug

Here we are. The finals of season two. We have had some upsets but two of the favorites made it through to the Final. The President vs The Every Man. How about we get to business?


The number three seed in the tournament, president number sixteen and number one in your hearts. Lincoln faced off against Andre the Giant, who was skilled enough to take out The Watchman’s Rorschach. Lincoln then faced off with the underdog and upset specialist, Lady Gaga. He took her out and is ready to win one more election.


Doug is the number one seed in season two of The Gauntlet. In my opinion he had one of the harder paths to the finals. Marty Mcfly took out Ferris Bueller only to be sent back to the west after Doug Funnie whopped him. Doug then took out a major favorite in Futurama’s Bender. Now, he is feeling presidential. A trip to Honker Burger before or after taking The Gauntlet.

Listen to what Matt and Mikey have to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Remember you decide who wins this season of The Gauntlet so pick a side!

Final Results:
Doug 37%
Lincoln: 37%

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Round Three: Abraham Lincoln vs Lady Gaga

This is getting serious. No one thought that Lady Gaga would be making a run like this. Well maybe no one except Mikey. WTF. Lady Gaga shows down with #16 Abraham Lincoln to see who moves on to the finals.

The big one-six has his hat on and is ready to throw down. He has a speech prepared but has no problem just rolling up his sleeves and getting dirty. He got a bye then took out a giant. Andre was a tough for but couldn’t stand up to the President. Abe believes he is a lock to be elected by you fine people to move to the final. He would appreciate your vote this election year.

Lady Gaga doesn’t give a damn about Abe Lincoln. She he is honest but come on he is almost as dull as Harry Potter. Oh you didn’t hear? Yeah she kicked his ass right after she made a sweet coat out of star fox. She has a coat, a cape and is now looking for a sweet hat to complete her costume. The only one of the final four who didn’t receive a bye has proven that she belongs with the others. Welcome to upset city let me introduce you to the mayor, Lady Gaga.

Listen to what Matt and Mikey have to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Remember you decide who goes on to the next round of The Gauntlet so pick a side!

Final Results:
Abraham Lincoln – 74%
Lady Gaga – 26%

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Round Three: Doug vs Bender

We are down to the final four. Three power houses and one dark horse. This week we are looking at Doug Funnie vs Futurama’s Bender. Other than both being popular cartoon characters there is not much similarity between the two. Let’s get this started.

Doug Funnie took out the time traveler, Marty McFly, and is now looking to the future to crush Bender. Doug will be sporting his sweet green vest and will have his normal posse with him even though he insists he doesn’t need them. Doug has said that “Bender better watch out before he gets a banjo upside his shiny metal ass” then Skeeter made some honking noise.

Bender is ready for a fight. Yeah he runs off of alcohol but that won’t stop Bender from grabbing Doug, Quailman, Porkchop or even the Dinks and bending them into a pretzel. Then, guess what, he will have a drink. It’s time for a party and Bender is always up for a party. He requests someone else bring the music because Doug won’t be picking that banjo for long.

Listen to what Matt and Mikey have to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Remember you decide who goes on to the next round of The Gauntlet so pick a side!
Final Results:
Doug – 52%
Bender – 48%

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Round 2: Harry Potter vs Lady Gaga

There is only one slot in the final four left and these pop culture “icons” are about to show down for that last position. LINCOLN, BENDER, DOUG…. will it be Potter? or Gaga?

He is a wizard. He has actually had a pretty crappy deal but says F’off adversity I got this. [INSERT WORD THAT SOUNDS WIZARDLY THAT PROBABLY ENDS WITH 'OUS']! He is the real scarface. The kid is Michael Jordan of Quidditch and has no problem taking on the dark lord in his spare time. Now his sights are set on Gaga.


Gaga whooped Star Fox. Yeah a talking fox that saved the galaxy. She made an outfit out of him but it wasn’t flashy enough so she trashed it. Now, she is going after Mr. Potter. The savior of the wizard universe. What’s one more savior of the universe to Gaga? Let’s just hope she won’t be making an outfit out of Potter when she is done with him.

Listen to what Matt and Mikey have to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Remember you decide who goes on to the next round of The Gauntlet so pick a side!
Final Results:
Harry Potter – 48%
Lady Gaga – 52%

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Round 2: Andre the Giant vs Abraham Lincoln

Seriously, I love this stuff. The Gauntlet justifies my desire to argue crazy shit like this weeks EPIC (did I just make it less awesome by using the word epic? Meh) match up. Abraham Lincoln takes on another giant of a man, Andre the Giant.


The favorite in this week’s match up is the former president, Abraham Lincoln. Matt would say “he has a beard so he wins” but not only does he have a beard the man can rock a beard without a stache attached. Ballsy. Let’s put his face on a mountain. Oh wait that already happened. Bad ass hat, bad ass president, bad ass beard and a fan of the theater. Well maybe not anymore.


The challenger has a taste for the theatrics himself. He would rather be center stage or in the ring. Andre the (mother fucking) Giant is not taking any crap from anyone. You could be the president, the million dollar man or the hulkster himself and Andre will just bodyslam your lights out. A man who has gone by the giant machine, Monster Eiffel tower, the 8th wonder of the world and my personal favorite Fezzik, is not afraid of an honest president who, according to Tyler Durden, will fight to the burger.

Listen to what Matt and Mikey have to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Final Results:
Andre The Giant – 41%
Abraham Lincoln – 59%

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Round 2: Inspector Gadget vs Bender

The battle of the bots. Well sorta. Lets talk to the challenger first.

Inspector Gadget. Cue catchy theme song. Stuck in your head? You are welcome. The inspector is hot off a win over Mattie’s champion, Sherlock Holmes. HA! Suck it Matt! Gadget is looking to make a run at the title but there is another piece of metal in his way.

Cue Bender. The outspoken, smoking and usually drunk robot looks to turn Gadget into a pile of scrap. Usually Bender wouldn’t waste his time with any member of the law but he loves the attention of the people and will gladly tell the inspector and his crew to bite his shiny metal ass.

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Final Results:
Bender – 62%
Inspector Gadget – 38%

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Round 2: Doug Funnie vs Marty McFly

It is time to start the second round! Things just got a little more serious… and by a little more serious I mean Mattie and myself actually get in a ring and box it out before we debate. Not many people know that. THE MORE YOU KNOOOOOOOOW. Let’s start with the challenger:


Marty McFly comes off a solid victory over Ferris Bueller. While I would rather hang with Ferris, Marty does have some pretty freaking cool toys. Mr. McFly is tired of being called chicken and is about to drop some time traveling knowledge on the town of Bluffington. As he looks to roll up in his D-Low (that is what the kids call a Delorean) and make Doug write about a getting knocked back in time his journal tonight.


McFly will being going up against the number one seed, Douglas Yancy Funnie. You can call him Doug. Doug is the every man. So relatable the song “Teach Me How to Dougie” is about him (no it’s not but it should be). Doug is blaring “Killer Tofu” and is ready to go Quail Man all up on McFly’s life preserver wearing ass.

Take a listen to what we had to say about the match up on itunes or listen here:

Final Results:
Doug Funnie – 64%
Marty McFly – 36%

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Round One: Lady Gaga vs Star Fox

This match up is easily the most interesting battle in the first round to me. It will really tell about who is willing to come out and vote. I, Mikey, nominated Lady Gaga to be in The Gauntlet and I don’t nominate anyone who I don’t think can win. Isn’t that right Daft Punk? Let’s break it down.


What do you want me to say about Lady Gaga? She was born this way… Well not really this way. She found out how to market herself and then sang some songs. Woo. Go Lady Gaga. She is the ultimate dark horse in this competition. Unlike last seasons finalist, Cookie Monster, she can’t play off of nostalgia and unlike most other nominees she is not a favorite to get the “Geek/Nerd/Dork” vote. Oh man.. what have I done? Then again she has one thing that overwhelms all the other contestants. PERSONALITY and a dress made of meat.

Bring on the other half of this battle. Star Mutha F’ing Fox. Complete with space ship, blaster and crew willing and ready to beat some ass. If you don’t know Star Fox then just know that the fox is dressed kinda like Han Solo for a reason. If you don’t know who Han Solo is then well you probably shouldn’t be here.

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Final Results:
Lady Gaga – 57%
Star Fox – 43%

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Round One: Rorschach vs Andre the Giant


Let us continue with the first round. How about we talk about a guy who may need a little introduction. Mainly, if you have no knowledge of The Watchmen then I should explain. First and foremost this man has the coolest mask in the history of heroes. Period. Now he may have some anger issues but then again he is in on your side, as long as you’re not a bad guy. You’re not… Right?


And now, in the blue corner, standing really f’ing tall weighing a whole lot more! Annnnnnnnnndre the Giant! Athlete, actor, awesome, Andre, alliteration. The man can drink a keg on his own, choke slam some punks and then have a conversation on philosophy.

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Final results:
Rorschach – 14%
Andre the Giant – 86%

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