The final votes have been counted, and you have shockingly selected Jake Delhomme as the best free agent in Panthers history! Congratulations, Jake. I'm sure this means more to you than any other accomplishment in your NFL career.
Here's the final bracket:
Panthers Best Free Agent Tournament
Bill Polian Division
|1. Jake Delhomme||1. Jake Delhomme||1. Jake Delhomme||1. Jake Delhomme|
|5. Brad Hoover|
|3. Stephen Davis|
|2. Sam Mills||2. Sam Mills|
Marty Hurney Division
|1. John Kasay||1. John Kasay||1. John Kasay|
|4. Mike Tolbert
|3. Kevin Greene|
|2. Wesley Walls||2. Wesley Walls|
For those who are interested in the final vote count: it was Jake 32, John 13.
I was a little surprised the vote wasn't closer, but honestly I was also surprised the final matchup wasn't Sam Mills vs. Wesley Walls, so what do I know? (Don't answer that.)
Now that the tournament is over, I'd like some feedback. What did you like or not like about this format? Would you want to do another tournament in the future using this same format? Do you like it more or less than the old format where I used a poll to calculate the results?
If you're interested in doing another tournament, what are some topics you'd like to put up for a vote? Please feel free to sound off in the comment section with your opinions about this tournament and ideas for future tournaments that you would like to see.
I would like to thank everyone for participating and being adaptive to the format change. Y'all done me proud!
Author's note: A special hat tip goes out to the staff at Cageside Seats who use this tournament format and gave me the idea to try it here at CSR.