March Madness is finally upon us, but for those of you not into filling out an NCAA bracket, there's a very Minnesotan alternative available.
It's down to the work of Surly Brewing, which on Sunday released a frankly awesome Minnesota winter-themed bracket: The Surliest Winter Ever Bracket of Doom.
The 64-option bracket has been split into four sections: General Malaise; The Metrodome Roof (RIP); Bearers of Bad Tidings; and Insult to Injury.
The No. 1 seeds in each region are: MnDOT 511, Getting plowed In after shoveling, This f-----g winter; and Wind chill.
Amusing contenders include Nowhere for dog to poop, Holiday lights still up, Why is my house making that noise?, and our personal favorite: "The person who reminds you that you'll complain about summer when it's hot like he's goddamn Nostradamus, shut up, Collin."
Here are the brackets below, and you can fill out your selections right here.