11W Heart of It All Classic: The Arts Region Round Two

By DJ Byrnes on March 22, 2014 at 10:00a

Welcome to the second round of the 11W Heart of It All Classic. Voting is now open in The Arts region.

The top five seeds in the region advanced with relative ease led by No. 3 Paul Newman's 1,224-128 thumping of Bootsy Collins. Drew Carey, the No. 11 seed, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage, the region's No. 12 seed sprang upsets, knocking off No. 6 Dave Chappelle and No. 7 Roy Rogers, respectively.

Bob Hope still appears to be the man to beat in the region, but The Arts region might have the toughest three, four and five seeds in the entire tournament.

2nd ROUND VOTING: Business & Science | Sports | Politics & Military

#1 Bob Hope vs. #8 Halle berry

Bob Hope: Leslie Townes Hope, or Bob, as friends called him, was a legendary entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, comedian, emcee, vaudevillian. He dominated radio, television and movies and is one of the few non-band members to dot the "i" at Ohio Stadium. Hope's USO work earned him honorary veteran's status with the U.S. military.

Hope destroyed No. 16 seed and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in opening round action, 1,165-187.

Halle Berry: Berry is one of the most famous actresses in the world, having won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball, becoming the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role.

Berry's body of work incredibly good looks proved too much for No. 9 Woody Harrelson in the opener as she advanced 713-633.

#4 Dean Martin Vs. #5 Clark Gable

Dean Martin: The King of Cool was famous for his singing and jokes, and was infamous as a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and others.

Among other things, he hosted The Dean Martin Show and Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast.

Martin throttled No. 13 Wes Craven 1,190-153 in the first round.

Clark Gable: A legendary actor, Gable starred in Mutiny  on the Bounty and Gone with the Wind. It was in the latter, in his role as Rhett Butler, he would deliver one of the most classic lines in American motion picture history.

Gable advanced capturing 75% of the vote over No. 12 James Thurber in round one action.

#3 Paul Newman vs. #11 Drew Carey

Paul Newman: Paul Newman was a World War II veteran, philanthropist, movie director, actor, race car driver, maker of delicious salad dressing and one hell of a cool dude.

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money.

Newman had no trouble topping No. 14 Bootsy Collins in a landslide, 1,224-128, to get here.

Drew Carey: Carey is a former Marine, comedian and sitcom host. He emerged on the standup circuit before earning his own TV show, The Drew Carey Show. He went on to star in Whose Line is It Anyway?

In a battle between comedians, Carey shocked oddsmakers by upsetting No. 6 Dave Chappelle, 716-634, in the opening round.

#2 Steven Spielberg vs. #10 "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Steven Spielberg: Spielberg is a director and producer behind works such as E.T., Jaws, Schindler's List, and Jurassic Park. Nine of the films he directed have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, with Schindler's List winning the award.

Gunslinger Annie Oakley was no trouble for Spielberg in the first round, as he moved on after capturing 81% of the vote.

"Macho Man" Randy Savage: The Macho Man is  a six-time world champion and held over 20 titles throughout his prestigious professional wrestling career in WWE/WCW. Savage was a member of WCW's New World Order and a founding member of its branch-off, the Wolf Pac. He also made Slim Jims cool for a minute.

No. 4 Roy Rogers exited stage left after Savage pulled the upset, 711-630 in round one action.


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741's picture

Halle Berry makes me feel goooooooood about being an Ohioan.

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BuckFly's picture

"Sometimes nothing can be a pretty cool hand."


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Young_Turk's picture

Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'.



BroJim's picture

Voting for Newman, Boss

Go on, vote for Neman, Jim

I season my simple food with hunger

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route4buckeye's picture

Halle shouldn't have gone over Woody man...

She's hot as hell, but let's be honest at look at her body of work... errrr her body I mean

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Young_Turk's picture

You got that right.  Woody is a great actor, with an amazing body of work.  Halle just has an amazing body.  I probably would vote Woody over Hope.  


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TMac's picture

Either way that one was going to be decided by a woody......

ONE Not Done!

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Seattle Linga's picture

You win that round TMAC - I fold

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

I always considered Halle Berry to be one of the most beautiful women ever and I did not know, or had forgotten, that she is from Ohio.  A darn good actress too.  That "said", Bob Hope is one of the most famous comedians of all time, gave so much of his time to entertaining our troops ... kind of a no brainer IMHO.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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PittBuckeye's picture

I agree with everything you said, and still voted Halle. I'm a weak weak man I'll admit it.

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NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

This is a very tough region. Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Clark Gable and the list goes on. Bob Hope will be a tough out in this bracket. The man was such a good person and had a long career. He made millions laugh and always kept the armed forces at the fore front. I would probably vote for Bob Hope as one of the most influential Americans in the field of Arts. 

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nburns18's picture

"What we've got here is, failure to communicate." 

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

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Blackbeards Delight's picture

SNAP INTO IT !!! Sorry Macho Man. Not even tag teaming with Hogan could bring down Jaws, Indiana Jones, ET, Saving Private Ryan, and so on. 

"Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23yr, it's what's for breakfast"

- Me


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buckeyeEddie27's picture


I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

BuckFly's picture

"Any girl so innocent and built like that gotta be named Lucille. She knows exactly what she's doin."

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DLJad's picture

If only the Moo Moo Car Wash offered this type of detailing!

By the way, is that a Plymouth she is wearing?

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Seattle Linga's picture

Gotta go with my man Paul Newman - I used to deliver newspapers to his parents when I was a kid growing up in Shaker Heights.


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osubuckeye4life's picture

Hope, Deano, Newman, and Spielberg. The only one I had to ponder a little was Gable vs Martin. 

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Estrada's picture

Gable vs. Martin, southeast Ohio representin' (Cadiz vs. Steubenville; not my neck of the woods, but my wife's).

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harleymanjax's picture

My fellow 11W commenters, you have let me down! How the hell did Drew beat Chappelle? We use so many Chappelle Show gifs I would've bet money Dave would have won that round!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

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Go1Bucks's picture

Drew was a Marine. From Old B/Parma, Ohio.  The butt of every Polish joke.  He's funnier than you give him credit for.

Go Bucks!

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el duderino's picture

I was pretty shocked about that, too. I loved "Whose Line," but mostly in spite of Drew. Whereas "Chappelle's Show" was one of the most consistently funny sketch comedy shows ever.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

DarekD's picture

You beat me to this comment.  I almost don't even want to do this anymore because of that result.  Drew Carey is okay.  I don't have anything against him.  But if you ask me who is funnier between him and Chappelle . . . its not close.  I can never see Rick James the same way and I am very thankful for that.  

InTressITrust's picture

The main thing for me was I knew Drew was from Ohio before this started (The Drew Carey Show and him attending sporting events).  Chappelle I never knew was from Ohio until this started.

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

DLJad's picture

Clark Gable gets the nod over Dino.

Who is the man impersonating Dean in the posted pic?

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