Adrian Peterson vs. Jared Allen
Who will be victorious between these Vikings? After watching the 2011 season,maybe neither. Peterson just had knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. Allen justcame off one of the most dominant defensive seasons in NFL history. This one isgoing to be decided by personality, not stats, or looks. And, for those of you whohave heard #69 speak, you know, the personality cup runeth over. This is also the battle between the biggest Twitter followings. No other 1st round match has thesemany followers combined. 201,000 for AP and 144,000 for Allen. Neither hastweeted for votes, so one tweet could turn the tables.
Allen wins because he’s one of the funniest athletes in history... andthe ladies love mullets.Quote from my wife: "Jared is just like my husband. Strong and hilarious."Twitter opinion from @KarleeKanz: "Peterson is handsome as all get out, but mostwomen like the bad boy type. Allen."
Schroeder vs. Frank Vascellaro
Looks like Frank gets a first round bye. Is this because Joe Mauer isn’t on the list?What happened there? However, never underestimate the power of the internet poll. People like to play games with this stuff (see: Vote For The Worst Idol) so Istill expect Schroeder to get 25+% of the vote. Seems like this is a Mitt Romney in New Hampshire kind of race and Schroder is Ron Paul.
Frank advances, but that’s as far as he’ll go.
Patrick Reusse vs. Cal Clutterbuck
On paper, this is the biggest 1
round mismatch. Syracuse vs. North Dakota St.Clutterbuck and his moustache is loved by the ladies. But, Reusse has that ever important "reach of voice." Not only is he active on Twitter, but he has a radioshow, where I’m sure this topic will come up more than once (brought up by his partner Phil Mackey, of course). This is, by far, the toughest prediction to make.It could go so many ways. That’s right, with this one, there are more than twoways it could go.