John2015MarchMadness

The official winner of the SolidLine Media March Madness Bracket Challenge is Ed Boe, SLM DP and Editing Extraordinaire. I sat down with him to figure out his strategy and other things. Check it out.

JC: If you could compare your run to success to any movie, what would it be?

EB: I guess if I had to relate my success in this competition, or for that matter my life in general, to any movie, I’d have to say Die Hard. I’d have to say I really took care of the “terrorists” who were vying against me.

JC: Petrik and Adam were your biggest competition for most of the challenge. How does that victory taste?

EB: I am really glad that I ended up winning, with all the bragging that I’ve been doing since last year regarding the superiority of my sports knowledge, it would have been a real downer if I hadn’t actually won.

JC: Have you seen this video? Hilarious, right? Its all in caps with like 50 exclamation points. Classic viral video move.

EB: Even though I didn’t watch it…yes. Exclamation points really make everything more exclamatory.

JC: I’m kinda running out of questions, I don’t normally do this. Watch any playoff hockey with Ashley? She’s a Blackhawks fan, right?

EB: I haven’t actually seen any games this year, although I did hear some people on the train talking about their kid’s hockey game, and a homeless man asked me what the score of a particular game was, so it was all still very exciting.

JC: Actually, I just wanted to ask, “What’s your perfect Sunday?”
(Bonus points if you get the movie reference)

EB: I’m ashamed to say I don’t get the movie reference, but my perfect Sunday is as follows…

Sleep till I don’t. Take pictures of stuff that is in front of me. Netflix. Food. Stay up later than I should, so I can squeeze-in as much of my off day as I possibly can before the inevitable, soul-crushing reality of Monday sets in.

I’d like to end this blog with a reminder to my competition for next year’s tournament of baseball…

“Then there’s one thing you men/women will be able to say when this baseball game is over and you get back home. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting by your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he asks, ‘What did you do in the great Sports Challenge?’ You won’t have to cough and say, ‘Well, your granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.’ No sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say ‘Son, your granddaddy rode with the great Third Army and a son-of-a-goddamned-bitch named Edward Boe!’

All right, you sons of bitches. You know how I feel. I’ll be proud to lead you wonderful guys in battle anytime, anywhere. That’s all.”