Good god, where has the coverage been on this tournament lately? It seems the reporters have slacked, and I can tell you from first hand experience, indeed they have. But anyway, let's get on with the action.
1 Potato versus 11 sweet potato
Potatoes are more versatile, they're more universally loved, they're the classic. But the fact of the matter is, I just frikin like sweet potatoes more than potatoes. That's all there is to it. Sweet potatoes win and an 11 seed goes to the elite 8!
3 apple versus 10 mango
Every reason I just gave for potato being better than sweet potato can be applied to apple versus mango, except in this case, apple wins.
1 pizza versus 4 waffles
Pizza is simply put, better than waffles, unless I'm really in the mood for waffles, which is often, but not enough for waffles to win.
3 pancakes versus 2 mac and cheese
Some kids have imaginary friends made out of thin air. Mine is made of mac and cheese. Mac wins.
1 Bacon versus 13 short ribs
Short ribs just put on that tough, rib-stickin defense and won the game. Essentially, I'm just avoiding a regular explanation of why I like short ribs better because if I didn't, my words word be ridiculed by bacon fans everywhere. Not that they still won't, but it's better this way.
12 Duck Confit versus 7 Fried Chicken
Both are cooked submerged in fat, which makes them both tough competitors, but like a commenter said, too often is fried chicken reduced to KFC-quality. That rarely happens with duck confit. Plus, that pull-apart texture of duck confit is to die for.
9 Cinn Bun versus 6 apple pie
I've been making apple pies since I was like 5. I made my first cinnamon buns on Christmas. Perhaps it's unfair that apple pie just has this aura of superioty in my mind, but then again maybe not, since these pics are based on my preferences. Apple pie wins.
3 Choco chip cookies versus 10 fudge
Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, chunks of chocolate in the middle, yummy throughout. While fudge is uniform, ccc's are the total package. CCC wins!