Who has your vote? (Poll Closed)

  • YourMajesty Lumpkins
    1,527 votes

  • Boats Botes
    2,078 votes


Poll posted 3 years ago.

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  • FartassFan123 - 3 years ago

    Whoever voted against Faraj Fartass in any round should be ashamed of themselves. He is the rightful owner of the crown.

  • Curious - 3 years ago

    I was thinking about it, since Boats Botes is a South African name, what are the chances his last name isn't pronounced as "Boats" at all and instead the two syllable "Bo-Tez"?

  • CoF - 3 years ago

    I'm ok with Boats Botes as a name. He officially uses the Boats name in some capacity since that is how he is listed in his interview where he represents the company he works for.

  • un BB - 3 years ago

    Andy and Brandy are both diminutive forms of real names. Dick Posthumous' real name is Richard Posthumous which is significantly less funny. Boats is not actually a name, but an aquatic transportation vessel.

  • Muna Tuna fan - 3 years ago

    I can only vote based on the names printed on the ballot, and in that match up, Boats Botes wins. But if we have to bring impeachment proceedings, the whole line of succession is tainted.

  • BB - 3 years ago

    Are y'all serious? If you don't like Boats Botes because it's a nickname, ABC4 is exactly the same, his real name is Andrew Brandon Casagrande IV. Find out stuff about both sides, for Peet's sake.

  • DingDong McGoo - 3 years ago

    I was absolutely #teamfartass and considering the outpouring of support for Faraj his loss to Marmaduke is very strange. Everyone I know was #teamfartass and so many here are for him, how could he have lost?

    Regarding yet another name scandal this year, why can't the committee just pick names they're able to verify more? As in, if there's a decent amount of doubt just don't include him? There are SOOO MANY amazing names out there that are verifiable.

  • Dudette - 3 years ago

    I really don't think there is a "conspiracy" to get Boats the victory like there was last year with PM3. When the initial bracket was released on Deadspin, people were commenting that they loved Boats Botes. You didn't see that support from the beginning with YourMajesty.

  • Matt Berninger from The National - 3 years ago

    I find it plausible that Boats Botes could make it this far. The name is the word "boats" twice. If you can't at least see a little merit in that, I don't know what to say.

    However, I'm afraid this scandal has ripped open a new era in the NOTY tournament. An era of scrutiny and doubt. How many previous champions are well-planned nicknames? How can anyone be sure? What is truth?

  • Hmm - 3 years ago

    Yeah these names suck. Andy Brandy Cassegrande was hilarious. Boats botes is just his friends spoofing IP addresses to win the competition. It's not fun. Might be time to invest in a better polling software for next year. His buddies think it's funny but it's the equivalent of a bunch of college bros with an inside joke that everyone else older and younger thinks is lame.

  • Concerned Citizen - 3 years ago

    I still can't wrap my head around the opening round exit of Jeffrosenberg Tan. My friend and I who fill out brackets every year both independently had him winning the whole thing. He's an Indonesian fellow literally named Jeffrosenberg, all one word!!!

  • JUSTICE FOR FARTASS - 3 years ago


  • Executive Sweatpants - 3 years ago

    It's bad enough the seeding was so corrupt that Trebilcock vs Fartass occurred in the Elite 8, TWO ROUNDS TOO EARLY, but Botes is an illegitimate NOTY. This is Lance Armstrong, Rosie Ruiz, and Deflategate all rolled up into one. I hope NOTY can regain its credibility.

  • Boats Botes Defender - 3 years ago

    I know this an unpopular opinion, but I voted for Boats Botes in every round, and I think he's deserving. Did some names get robbed? Sure, but that happens every year. My top choice going into the tourney was Fartass, but it's not Botes' fault someone else got robbed in a matchup he wasn't involved in. Row row row your Botes!!!

  • Andy - 3 years ago

    Have the agree with the Faraj sentiment. That name still makes me chuckle every time I think about it. Like, does the guy even comprehend what his name means in English? Faraj Fartass will always be my champion for 2017.

  • Nance - 3 years ago

    I checked out once Bastiaan Slabbers and Mythzard Thelisma did.

  • The Final Word - 3 years ago

    With this field, any result other than Faraj Fartass winning outright indicates shenanigans. Even if Boats Botes was his real name, come on. FARAJ FARTASS. The dude's name is FARTASS, for crying out loud, and it's his FAMILY name, not some made up BS like "Yamajesty" designed to get a person in the bracket. And then his given name is even alliterative. Faraj Fartass is the winner. Anyone who disagrees is irredeemably wrong.

  • Ihs - 3 years ago

    I saw an article on the AVClub about a girl named Isis Harambe Spjut. Now that's a name.

  • Emily - 3 years ago

    If they're going to disallow Boats Botes for being a nickname, then they had better change Andy Brandy to HIS given name of Andrew Brandon Casagrande IV....

    Boats Botes 4EVA

  • Keffreu - 3 years ago

    Honestly, folks, it's a rigged system. Believe me.

  • "joe" - 3 years ago

    this is a disgrace.
    if Boats is unmoored, then Sultan McDoom must be given the crown.

  • Tim - 3 years ago

    You "NOTY" truthers really have too much time on your hands if you're going to fact check names you don't like just so you have something to complain about. Just judge the names that are up there.

  • DB - 3 years ago

    Chardonnay Pantastico and Marmaduke Trebilcock are my names of the year no matter what you dumbasses say

  • Boates boats botes bouts boots - 3 years ago

    Lots of salt about a great name in this thread

  • wop - 3 years ago

    Remember that time Pope M'corkle fucked this whole thing up by scamming his way to victory over the great Dick Tips?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  • Unsatisfied - 3 years ago

    Is it too late for a SULTAN MCDOOM write-in campaign?

  • RJB - 3 years ago

    Voters must be intentionally voting for the worst names for reasons of their own. How else to explain these lame (and possibly illegitimate) finalists prevailing over great and real names like Chardonay Pantastico, Marmaduke Trebilcock, and H. King Buttermore?

  • Darshaundre Burgamarls - 3 years ago

    The High Committee is fucking up. Was there any fact checking done? Both these dudes have public Facebook pages. "Oh look, first hit from a rudimentary background check suggests his name might be Peet Botes or Boats Peet...better exclude him". Done. And the committee made the same hilariously square mistake as the reporter by thinking for a second it could be "Your" Majesty. Again, Facebook clears that up in 3.2 seconds.

    But forget this debacle. This was an abortion in the first place. I don't blame the committee for the fact that men with names like Faraj Fartass (!!!) and Marmaduke Trebilcock were taken down by mediocre talents. I don't blame them for what happened to Sweet Orefice either.

    I just can't invest myself in the actual competition anymore. The initial announcement with its "wtf lol" lineup is a highlight every spring, but by April, I'm cursing the gods.

  • Bk - 3 years ago

    Boats Botes mother fuckers!

  • Robert - 3 years ago

    People are voting for Boats to punk us all. A stupid NICKNAME based on a totally normal last name. This is why we can't have nice things.

  • Vicki - 3 years ago

    Boats Botes isn't even his real name! I'm getting screwed here

  • The Captain - 3 years ago


  • Andy Brandy Casagrande IV was robbed - 3 years ago

    Nice fact checking, "journalists." ABC4 was robbed of victory because of a charlatan named Peet Botes!

  • Some Guy - 3 years ago

    So, could this be the first year that both finalists may be illegitimate? I mean, I guess Mr. Lumpkins is legit because either spelling still makes it a great name.

    Either way, stop screwing around, High Committee! After last year's debacle, if you guys screw it up again, then we, The People, will want accountability. I'm talking about the public outing of every member of the High Committee! I'm talking about taking an axe to those who have committed the most grievous acts of incompetence and who have opened themselves up to blatant corruption! This is the will of The People! Get it together!

  • Botes Isillegitimate - 3 years ago

    When will the NOTY Committee admit that “Boats” is just a nickname for Peet Botes? This man is not named Boats, and does not deserve to be in the bracket, let alone the championship.

  • a guy - 3 years ago

    This is somehow even worse than last year.

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