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March Madness 2019 was the March Madness tournament event held daily on the Blank Check twitter for Blankies to determine a director to be covered. The winning director was Jonathan Demme and the resulting miniseries, Stop Making Podcasts, began in November 2019.

Summary[]

It's the 2019 March Madness event!

See the full blank bracket, all the daily matchups, and results below.

March Madness Rules[]

  • Polls post on Twitter @blankcheckpod at or around NOON Eastern/ 9am Pacific/ 4pm Greenwich Mean Time (shoutout 🇬🇧)
  • Polls are open for 24 hours, new poll daily through 3/31/2019
  • Winner = covered this fall 2019
  • Don't @ blankcheckpod about missing directors. These are the choices this year!
  • PLAY NICE!

Tournament[]

Full Blank bracket (click to enlarge)

First Round Matchups[]

1 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 63%
32 Paul W.S. Anderson 37%

twitter -- 3,521 total votes -- reddit

9 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
2 Peter Jackson 62%
31 Martin Brest 38%

twitter -- 3,417 total votes -- reddit

2 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
16 Amy Heckerling 76%
17 Warren Beatty 24%

twitter -- 2,812 total votes -- reddit

10 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
15 John McTiernan 66%
18 Buster Keaton 34%

twitter -- 3,241 total votes -- reddit

3 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
8 Gore Verbinski 72%
25 John Singleton 28%

twitter -- 3,109 total votes -- reddit

11 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
7 John Carpenter 57%
26 Peter Weir 43%

twitter -- 3,480 total votes -- reddit

4 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
9 Jonathan Demme 52%
24 David Cronenberg 48%

twitter -- 4,555 total votes -- reddit

12 March 2019

Seed Subject Total Vote %
10 Nora Ephron 2167 votes 50%
23 Penny Marshall 2174 votes 50%

twitter -- 4,341 total votes -- reddit

5 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
4 Sam Raimi 67%
29 Elaine May 33%

twitter -- 2,993 total votes -- reddit

13 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
3 Guillermo del Toro 55%
30 Chris Columbus 45%

twitter -- 3,224 total votes -- reddit

6 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
13 Michael Bay 54%
20 F. Gary Gray 46%

twitter -- 3,174 total votes -- reddit

14 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
14 Terrence Malick 45%
19 William Friedkin 55%

twitter -- 3,174 total votes -- reddit

7 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
5 Francis Ford Coppola 59%
28 Alex Proyas 41%

twitter -- 3,516 total votes -- reddit

15 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
6 George Miller 69%
(nice)
27 Tony Scott 31%

twitter -- 3,364 total votes -- reddit

8 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
12 Robert Altman (1970's) 42%
21 Mel Brooks 58%

twitter -- 3,238 total votes -- reddit

16 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
11 Joe Dante 69%
(nice)
22 Preston Sturges 31%

twitter -- 3,261 total votes -- reddit

Sweet Sixteen[]

17 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 51%
16 Amy Heckerling 49%

twitter -- 3,798 total votes -- reddit

21 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
2 Peter Jackson 53%
15 John McTiernan 47%

twitter -- 3,143 total votes -- reddit

18 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
8 Gore Verbinski 42%
9 Jonathan Demme 58%

twitter -- 5,374 total votes -- reddit

22 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
7 John Carpenter 53%
23 Penny Marshall 47%

twitter -- 3,370 total votes -- reddit

19 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
4 Sam Raimi 72%
13 Michael Bay 28%

twitter -- 4,276 total votes -- reddit

23 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
3 Guillermo del Toro 51%
19 William Friedkin 49%

twitter -- 3,868 total votes -- reddit

20 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
5 Francis Ford Coppola 56%
21 Mel Brooks 44%

twitter -- 3,414 total votes -- reddit

24 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
6 George Miller 59%
11 Joe Dante 41%

twitter -- 3,314 total votes -- reddit

Quarterfinals[]

25 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
1 Paul Thomas Anderson 49%
9 Jonathan Demme 51%

twitter -- 5,167 total votes -- reddit

27 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
2 Peter Jackson 40%
7 John Carpenter 60%

twitter -- 3,291 total votes -- reddit

26 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
4 Sam Raimi 57%
5 Francis Ford Coppola 43%

twitter -- 3,785 total votes -- reddit

28 March 2019

Seed Subject Vote %
3 Guillermo del Toro 40%
6 George Miller 60%

twitter -- 3,437 total votes -- reddit

Semifinals[]

29 March 2019
Seed Subject Vote %
9 Jonathan Demme 51%
4 Sam Raimi 49%

twitter -- 5,088 total votes -- reddit

30 March 2019
Seed Subject Total %
7 John Carpenter 2377 votes 50%
6 George Miller 2405 votes 50%

twitter -- 4,782 total votes -- reddit

Championship[]

31 March 2019
Seed Subject Vote %
9 Jonathan Demme 52%
6 George Miller 48%

twitter -- 6,240 total votes -- reddit

Featured Episodes[]

The 2019 tournament was not featured on any main feed episodes but was recapped on the Patreon.

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
SF9 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 1 🔊 Unlisted:
Ben Hosley
0:26 3/10/2019
SF11 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 2 🔊 Unlisted:
Ben Hosley
Chip Smith
0:18 3/19/2019
SF14 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 3 🔊 Alex Ross Perry 0:32 3/29/2019
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