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

By D.J. Byrnes on March 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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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