The 11W Heart of It All Classic: The Arts Region Semifinals

By DJ Byrnes on March 27, 2014 at 1:00p
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Cinderallas such as Macho Man Randy Savage and Drew Carey have seen their runs come to an abrupt end. After a decisive second round of voting, only four remain in The Arts region of the 11W Heart of It All Classic. Bob Hope, Steven Spielberg, Dean Martin and Paul Newman are names everyone knows, but two are going home.

With such legends at play, it will be hard to consider anything an upset at this point. Still, oddsmakers in Vegas are saying Bob Hope is still the region's man to beat, but Paul Newman is a public darling that won't go quietly into the night.

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Your full bracket is here (PDF), while the vote totals for round two can be found here.

#1 Bob Hope vs. #4 Dean Martin

Bob Hope: Leslie Townes Hope, or Bob, as friends called him, was a 20th century entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, comedian, emcee, vaudevillian. A master-at-all-trades, Hope lorded over 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 dumped No. 16 seed and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in opening round action, 1,165-187. Hope's encore in the second round was a 756-152 thumping of No. 8 Halle Berry. 

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.

After alleged mafia connections jump-started his career, he went on to host The Dean Martin Show and Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast.

Martin throttled No. 13 Wes Craven 1,190-153 in the first round. No. 5 Clark Gable put up a venerable performance, but he ultimately bowed out to Martin, 596-303.

#2 Steven Spielberg vs. #3 Paul Newman

Steven Spielberg: Spielberg is a director and producer behind works such as E.T., Jaws, Schindler's List, and Jurassic Park. He's also the director of nine films 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. In the second round, Spielberg snuffed out Macho Man's Cinderella run, winning with 66% of the vote.

Paul Newman: Shaker Heights' 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. No. 11 Drew Carey didn't fare much better; Newsman advanced, 648-243.

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Did Paul Newman direct Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? No? Okay, looks like I know who to vote for then.

+8 HS
hetuck's picture

Did Steven Spielberg have sex with the estranged wife of the opposing team's goalie? And exploit it to get a win? Did he play old-time hockey like Eddie Shore?

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

+13 HS
Young_Turk's picture

So what did you do?

 He leaned over and said, "Hey!"

Top flight police work, that's all there is to it.

Fella's probably a lieutenant by now.

+1 HS
BroJim's picture

Did Paul Newman say "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not"

Yes, yes he did. "Looks like I know who to vote for"

I season my simple food with hunger

+9 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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

+5 HS
CALPOPPY's picture

If you had not posted this then I would have. +1 to you, good sir.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

OSUStu's picture

Was Steven Spielberg in Nicholas Spark's Message in a Bottle?  Everyone makes mistakes.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+2 HS
toad1204's picture

Speilberg's movies are awesome but Newman actually lived not to mention I still laugh about the dogs sneezing from the pepper in Cool Hand Luke. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

+9 HS
hodge's picture

Spielberg has done far more for cinema than Newman, ergo he gets my vote.

+3 HS
BroJim's picture

Newman was also a veteran and philanthropist.

I season my simple food with hunger

+3 HS
faux_maestro's picture

And he makes some tasty salad dressing.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

+2 HS
osubuck57's picture

This bracket was a tough one!! Had to go with my gut, Bob and Paul.

SCOTTC.

+5 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I went with the two I have known most in my lifetime.  Because of Bob Hope, I often donate to the USO.  Bob Hope takes this bracket in a landslide.  And Jurassic Park was a pretty excellent movie, so Spielberg makes it as far as the Elite 8. 

After he ate the lawyer, the song, "You've Got A Friend In Me" took on a whole different meaning.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

+3 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture

"THEY BROUGHT THEIR F***ING TOYS WITH THEM!" 

 

+8 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

Paul Newman is getting the shaft!   C'mon people!

Cool Hand Luke.   Butch Cassidy and The Sundace Kid?!    Hell the FALL will probly kill ya???   Anyone?!

This is an injustice!  This is an affront!  Harumph Harumph Harumph..I didn't get a hurumph outta that guy...

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

+7 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture

SLAPSHOT SLAPSHOT SLAPSHOT SLAPSHOT

 

+7 HS
BuckFly's picture

The Hanson Bros. vote for Paul Newman

 

+7 HS
stittracer99's picture

These are awesome movies, no doubt, but Slap Shot was by far Newman's greatest work.

+6 HS
NitroBuck's picture

Easily the best hockey movie ever made.  It really captured the minor league hockey scene of the day.  Brings back great memories of the Checkers and Owls playing in the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

Ferio.  Tego.

+5 HS
Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Loved Cool Hand Luke!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

+3 HS
NitroBuck's picture

Not to knock Speilberg's accomplishments, but what has he given back to Ohio?  I know Newman was a major contributor to his Alma Mater (Kenyon College), who won 31 consecutive NCAA Div III swimming championships in no small part due to the natatorium  he helped provide.  Paul Newman was a pay it forward kind of guy.

Ferio.  Tego.

+12 HS
GOOMBAY's picture

I can eat fifty eggs.

+4 HS
BuckFly's picture

Spielberg is a weenie and could not even come close to eating 50 eggs. 

 

+5 HS
painterlad's picture

"The only things that's certain is that no one in this room is going to Heaven." Or beating Bob Hope.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

RBuck's picture

King of Cool is the right moniker for Dean Martin. As much as I liked Bob Hope, any member of the Rat Pack gets my vote. 

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

+2 HS
Bucksfan's picture

I went with Paul Newman.  I mean, I love Spielberg as much as any movie fan, but he doesn't even remember being from Ohio.  Paul Newman spent a lot of his time in the midwest with his Indycar team, too, which incidentally was very successful in the 80's and 90's.

+4 HS
labuck's picture

Bob and Paul...gotta love those Salad dressings...

+3 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture
I sure hope Mr. Newman got the double stitch on those pants... this one's gonna go down to the wire.
PANTS!

 

+1 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

If it was a national poll Spielberg would win, but I have a special place in my heart for Newman.  As others have stated so well, his roots to Ohio and his philanthropy were deciding factors for me.

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

+2 HS
stcburn's picture

Be Cool! Vote for Paul!

+1 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture

He's closing the gap!

BuckFly's picture

Steven Spielberg can't do this, he's not cool enough. 

 

+4 HS
DLJad's picture

"Who are those guys"?

+2 HS
PittBuckeye's picture

Really surprised ol' Stevey is doing a little better. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Newman, man. 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Vico's picture

Bob Hope is going to win the regional, but I'm going to stump for Dean Martin. Dude was just so supremely talented and could sing with anyone. I don't think even Sinatra from that same Rat Pack had the type of talent of Dean Martin. Steubenville represent.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

I like Dean Martin too, and Bob Hope looks formidable, but don't do what countless women did for five decades... don't sleep on Newman.

Estrada's picture

Steubenville represent

The city of murals loves them some Deano.  You're right that Hope will win this region, I just hope Dean puts up a valiant fight.

Knarcisi's picture

Helloooooooooo, Newman !

Young_Turk's picture

Cool Hand finished strong!

+1 HS
Mike Young's picture

Hahhh serves you right for the last Indiana Jones & green-lighting another Jurassic Park, Spielberg. #ShakerHeightsForever