There it is: the 64 living or deceased Americans who The Podcast Profs believe deserve to be considered in the “Greatest American” conversation. If you’d prefer to see the bracket as a PDF: tppbracket.
Beginning March 3, The Podcast Profs will hold their version of March Madness as they winnow the field of 64 down to just one.
Who will they pick as the greatest American? Will they disagree? To find out, you’ll need to listen to The Profs’ weekly podcasts throughout March and into early April. (The complete schedule is below.)
Now, remember, The Podcast Profs put some limitations on who could be in the discussion. No nationally elected political official was allowed into the playoff. Neither was his or her spouse.
There also were eight categories: Activists, Explorers, Athletes, Inventors, Writers/Journalists, Scientists, Businessmen/women and Under-the-Radar Greats. Eight people make up each category. Without a doubt, quality people — no matter their professional field — didn’t make the tournament.
And absolutely, if there’s someone who isn’t in the field but should have been, you need to tell the profs where they goofed!
Your votes will help us determine the winner. So, be sure to like The Profs’ Facebook page and then vote.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday, March 3: MLK and Nellie Bly brackets
Friday, March 10: Mark Twain and Henry Ford brackets
Monday, March 20: Lewis and Clark, and J. P. Morgan brackets
Friday, March 24: Jonas Salk and Babe Ruth brackets
Friday, March 31: The Elite Eight:
MLK bracket winner vs Bly bracket winner
Twain bracket winner vs Ford bracket winner
Lewis/Clark bracket winner vs Morgan bracket winner
Salk bracket winner vs Ruth bracket winner
Friday, April 7: The Final Four and Championship
King/Bly vs Twain/Ford
LandC/Morgan vs Salk/Ruth