After two days and nearly 500,000 votes, we’re moving on to the Round of 32 in our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media, 2018 Edition bracket.
This year, all four 1-seeds cruised in their first round matchups. Stephen A. Smith destroyed Jason McIntyre (92% to 8%), Skip Bayless crushed Sage Steele (93% to 7%), Jemele Hill blasted Jim Nantz (87% to 13%) and Britt McHenry got by Kirk Minihane (55% to 45%).
There were some upsets along the way, too. 11-seed Keith Olbermann smoked Seth Davis. 10-seed Max Kellerman took down Erin Andrews. And 11-seed Nick Wright proved we underseeded him by beating Woody Paige.
The closest matchup of the first round? Will Cain was voted slightly more annoying than Danny Kanell, 50.1% to 49.9%.
Some more notable results:
- Michael Wilbon over Tony Kornheiser
- Stugotz over Pablo Torre
- Mike Greenberg over Mike Golic
- Dave Portnoy over Sam Ponder
- Mel Kiper Jr. over Todd McShay
Here’s the updated bracket. We’ve included the margin of victory as well.