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The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Round Of 32

After two days and almost 500,000 votes, we're moving onto the second round of our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket. We've learned a few things along the way.

  • We seriously underseeded Jim Rome, who took down 1-seed Clay Travis in a tight battle. Who knew?
  • Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless are going to be really, really hard to beat.
  • Jemele Hill is a sleeper to come out of Darren Rovell's region.
  • Colin Cowherd vs. Deadspin is going to be fantastic.
  • The biggest snub, according to the thousands of tweets/emails we got, was Dan Dakich.

Voting is now closed on the first round of the tournament. You can view the results here. Let's vote on the second round:

The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Round Of 32

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Stephen A. Smith Region:

1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 8. Mel Kiper Jr.

Smith took down Collinsworth, 89%-11%. Kiper knocked off Kornheiser, 69%-31%. This matchup is Frank Caliendo's dream. 

2. Mark May vs. 10. Peter King

May crushed Bradshaw, 76%-24%. King pulled an upset on Tim Tebow, 57%-43%. We doubt he pulls another.

6. Dan LeBatard vs. 14. Joe Buck

LeBatard had no trouble with Katie Nolan, 76%-24%. Buck scored a surprising victory over Walton, 57%-43%. LeBatard, we've been told however, is a strong 6-seed.

4. Mike Lupica vs. 5. Curt Schilling

Lupica took down Gus Johnson with ease, 77%-23%. Schilling held off Danny Kanell, 57%-43%. This is probably the best matchup in the bracket.

Darren Rovell Region:

1. Darren Rovell vs. 9. Jay Mariotti 

Rovell dominated Lundquist, 81%-19%. Mariotti still apparently has gas left in the tank, as he took down Simms, 58%-42%. This matchup is almost diabolical.

2. Chris Berman vs. 7. Seth Davis

Berman handled Matt Jones, 64%-36%. Davis sharpied Pollack, 57%-43%. Another tough one.

3. Chris Broussard vs. 11. Jemele Hill

Broussard beat us, thankfully, 77%-23%. We might have seeded Hill a bit low after watching her destroy Schefter, 74%-26%. She could make a run.

4. Bomani Jones vs. 5. Bill Simmons

Bo and his Twitter trolls scored a 60%-40% win over Wilbon. Simmons survived Jon Rothstein 56%-44%, but it doesn't look like he's long for this tournament. 

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