Want to play along at home as our panelists debate the Best “Lord of the Rings”/”The Hobbit” Character? Download the bracket here, make a copy for yourself, then fill it out with your picks! Did you agree with our takes? Think we’re totally wrong? Feel free to tell us what you think below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I fill out the bracket?
A: Click the link above, go to File, select Make a Copy — that part is important, don’t forget it! — and you should be able to make changes to your sheet!
Q: What do those numbers in parentheses on the entries mean?
A: Those are seeds, assigned based on an entry’s popularity in the public polls. So 1 seeds (there are four on each bracket) were the top four vote-getters on the initial topic poll, while the 8 seeds were the four least-popular options to make the bracket. By the way, the numbers before the seeds are the overall rankings from the poll. So the entry that says 1 (1) was the top overall vote getter, while 32 (8) was the last entry to make the cut.
Q: I’m listening to the podcast and OMG how could you guys make that decision? It’s crazy!
A: I know, right? What were we thinking?! But here’s the thing: we make the podcast, but you are still part of the debate. If you think we got something wrong, leave a comment! Respectfully — and I cannot stress that enough — let us know what you think/how you feel! The discussion continues long after the episode wraps!