March Madness… Jane Austen Style


Jane ballBam! I’m throwin’ down a little Regency on y’all. Get your court face on… it’s time for some Jane Ball.

The other night I was watching some TV and a came across a commercial for March Madness Basketball. In it the announcer shouted into the living room reminding the world at large that “You’ve got your team!!!” And I thought, uh, no, no I don’t. I don’t really watch college hoops, and I couldn’t tell you who was favored to win or even be in the sweet sixteen.

That announcer made me feel kind of bad. Was I missing out on some major bit of Americana that EVERYONE else was enjoying?

Then I thought… wait a minute… I DO have my team. I’m on TEAM AUSTEN.

That pretty much spiraled into this fantasy basketball bracket thingie and I thought my fellow Janeites might like to play along.

So here’s one more bracket for you to fill out this March Madness season. Lets see how you do!

Simply pick your favorite character from each pairing and get back to me by 6 pm MONDAY, March 30th. I’ll tabulate the results and post selections for the next round. The characters with the most votes go on to the next round.

There are no right or wrong answers. If you aren’t familiar with one of the books just skip it.

There is just one rule… don’t play ahead.

Round One… The Men. Pick your favorite from each pair (there are two pairings for each book).

Austen March Madness both sides

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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