Skip to main content
Publish date:

Surly creates brilliant NCAA-style bracket for Minnesota winter

What makes your Final Four?!
Author:
Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.29.23 AM

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.

Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.29.23 AM
Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.29.30 AM
Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.29.39 AM
Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 9.29.45 AM

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-10-25 at 8.04.50 AM

Giant slide returns, skating rink to debut at CHS Field this winter

The home of the Saints will this year be home to WinterSkate.

snow, blowing snow

La Niña watch issued: Colder, snowier winter for Minnesota?

The strength of the event will determine what happens.

Screen Shot 2019-12-10 at 9.48.18 AM

Watch MN native's hilarious 'Star Wars' parody: 'The Minnesotalorian'

The remorseless bounty hunter treks through the Hoth-like tundra of Minnesota.

A Surly Brewing hat popped up in a really unexpected place

The brewery tracked down the hat wearer, and offered him free swag.