Spring Science Bracket Showdown!


Coming into the Spring Science Bracket Showdown, the pundits pegged the Invertebrates as the most powerful in the field. Coach Bufo when asked about Team Vertebrates chances stated “We’re a powerhouse dominated by charismatic megafauna! We’re unstoppable!”  But stop them is exactly what top seeded Invertebrates did in the first round. “I thought the lack backbone would help us, but we were overwhelmed by their numbers.”noted Bufo after the game. In a surprising appearance by the rarely seen colossal squid, who dished out nine assists, the Invertebrates handled tentacled the Vertebrate press.

The Invertebrates are scheduled to face off against Surgery who advanced to the second round when Internal Medicine was disqualified for the use of performance enhancing drugs.  In an exclusive interview granted to another news agency and not us…

Surgery captain, Dr. Ego Cutsalot, admits his team would have much rather played the vertebrates. “We don’t really know much about bug anatomy,” remarked the head slicer. “That’s what In-ver-tay-brits are, right? Bugs?” A good journalist shouldn’t ever take sides, but those assholes in masks don’t have a freakin’ chance. 

Point Lumbricus terrestris for the Invertebrate team told DSN that he welcomed the chance to face off against Surgery.  “I lost a family member to the scapel of a young pre-med in an Intro. Biology course. I intend to right that wrong on the court.”

Rush over to Evolgen for the latest updates on all the Second Round matchups

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

2 Replies to “Spring Science Bracket Showdown!”

  1. Looking back now, these comments were quite prescient. Invertebrates made it quite far in the Show. In fact, PZ claims they only lost becuase HIV must’ve cheated in the Final Four.

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