Thanks to everybody for voting on our last two name bracket posts!
Ulysses edged out D'Artagnan 8-6, while Tiago defeated Finn 10-4.
Asher barely overcame Azariah 8-7, while in our first TIE ever, Emerson and Landon went 8-8. The overtime ruling by referee (Garrett's sister, Ginger) however is for Landon! Guess Garrett's pick loses...
Our new match-up is:
From the HISTORICAL region, 4 Pablo vs 13 Crispin.
From the INTERNATIONAL region, 4 Gustavo vs 13 Garvey.
Siobhan: Pablo is from the poet Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet. I first heard his poetry when I watched the movie, Il Postino. He helped a postman write his feelings in poems for a young lady in the movie. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." As for the next match up, I have always liked watching the Muppets and Sesame Street. It amazed me to see puppets moving and talking. I just read that Kermit the frog is usually renamed in other parts of the world. Guess what his name is in Spain? That is right, Gustavo! Woohoo, go Gustavo!
Gar: Crispin comes from the name of a 3rd century Christian saint who was eventually martyred for his faith. The name is also famous because of Shakespeare's Henry V play, with Henry V's noble speech before battle:
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother
Garvey is a reference to Marcus Garvey, the Black nationalist and Pan-African movement advocate. He was also a powerful speaker and fought the recognition of the humanity of African Americans in face of the blatant Western colonialism of his era. Check out a recording of one his speeches. One of his quotes: No race has the last word on culture or civilization and Liberate the minds of men, and ultimately, you will liberate the bodies of men.
Siobhan: Garvey sounds too similar to Harvey. I am not sure if the name pulls through this match up that it will be strong enough for the future match up. Who doesn't like Kermit the frog? As for Crispin, I am reminded of the children's chapter book, Crispin by Avi. A boy who doesn't know where he comes from searches for his true identity and heritage. Hmmm... not the storyline I would want for our son.
Gar: Well, Crispin is actually a great book from the perspective that the main character learns his Christian name is Crispin and goes on a classic adventure of self-discovery while helping others around him, the poor peasants of feudal England. And why worry about a future match-up? Let's finish this match-up first!
EDIT: Voting is now closed!