A few weeks back, when we kicked off our annual 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket for 2019, we pretty much knew Stephen A. Smith was going to make it all the way to the championship. The real surprise has been what’s happened on the other side of the bracket.
FOX Sports 1’s Nick Wright, who we gave a 16-seed, has upended everyone in his path. After taking out 1-seed Jim Rome in the first round, he’s since defeated Mel Kiper, Deadspin, Clay Travis and Colin Cowherd.
Can he do the unthinkable and upset Stephen A. Smith in the championship?
Here’s a look at the bracket heading into the final matchup. Yes, it’s really a 1 vs. 16 matchup.
You can vote on the championship below:
1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 16. Nick Wright
Somehow we’ve got Stephen A., who is about to make up to $10 million per year at ESPN, against a FOX Sports 1 personality who has only been on-air for a few years. If this isn’t a David vs. Goliath matchup, I don’t know what is.