"As Seen On TV" Sweet 16 Results
Let me first start by saying that including and ranking the 64-product "As Seen On TV" bracket was a daunting task.
Sure, we might have forgotten some (you can stop emailing me about Billy Blanks' Tae Bo now.)
But for the most part, I owe a great deal of gratitude to our senior producer Brian Beers, who I think really nailed the rankings.
How do I know? Because there's so much "chalk" entering the Elite Eight this morning (barring a last minute miracle comeback or two before voting ends at 9:30am) that it almost feels like I'm looking at the women's basketball tournament. All four No. 1 seeds are still left, three No. 2 seeds and, accompanied by the shocker, the No. 14 seed Bowflex.
Today, you will be asked to determine the winner of each bracket, who will be given a ticket to the Final Four in our tournament.
The Household Region, sees the No. 1 Clapper, who garnered more than 60 percent of the vote against Mighty Putty, vs. the No. 2 seed Shamwow, which took out OxiClean.
The No. 1 seed George Foreman Grill continued its dominance by besting Ron Popeil's "Set It And Forget It" Showtime Rotisserie, while the No. 2 seed Ginsu Knives had a relatively easy time handing the Magic Bullet in the Kitchen/Food Region.
In the Health/Fitness Region, the Thighmaster -- maybe the weakest number one -- still moved on against what I thought would be a tough Richard Simmons, while Bowflex was looking like our George Mason as it pushed by the original "I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up!" Life Call Alert.
And finally, the No. 1 seed out of the Everything Else Region, Girls Gone Wild, bested John Scherer's Video Professor, which I think had a great run. The No. 2 seed, the Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia took out the No. 3 seed Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Believe it or not, we have an Elite Eight without a single Billy Mays-endorsed product. It almost feels like we've lost our Duke. But that's why you play the game.
We'll have our Final Four set by 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow.
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