In our first Sweet 16 matchup, Aerosmith laid a beatdown on Bad Company. Probably no surprise in that. Congrats to BadCo for making it this far, and we send them off with a copy of our home edition and a year’s supply of Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat!
Up next, a match we expect to be a little closer: #4 seed REO Speedwagon vs. #13 Def Leppard.
fikshun: Regardless of your criteria, Def Leppard out-whored, out-slummed, and out-rocked the Spudwagon. Hand me the coffin nails.
Me: Usually fan videos on YouTube are amateurish and cheesy, but in this case I think I found one that just about perfectly captures the essence of REO’s “I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore.” Which, by the way, was the archetypal ’80s power ballad, wasn’t it?
Bonesparkle: Admit it. You like this song.
Me: Do not. Shut up.
Bonesparkle: Are…are you crying?
Me: No. Go away.
Bonesparkle: You are! You’re crying!
Me: Leave me alone! [sniff]
Me: And now, the Leppard with their own monster power ballad. They’re right, you know. Love really does bite.
Bonesparkle: Done properly, anyway.
Here’s the up-to-date bracket.
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