Well Maribeth, we both had one very tight match and one near rout in this opening round of the division semifinals. And I have to say, your match between Facebook and Tumblr was one of the most exciting we've seen around here since the Multitool-Photocopier showdown of 2012. Major credit to both teams for a fair fight. I'm sure SMBlr has gained some new fans and followers from this matchup - here's hoping to their ongoing success. Facebook needs to get a black eye every now and then, IMHO.
Over in the software division, it looked like Word was trying to write a winning game plan, but Clippy just couldn't pull out the right template this time around. Word and Excel ran a very close match, never opening a point spread of more than three votes. However, Excel took an early lead and never lost it through the entire match. At the sound of the horn, Excel was up 16-14.
Meanwhile, the SMs' love for SMS came through loud and clear in the Text Message/Google Drive debate. Despite all our love for the powers of team sharing and cloud storage, the short, sweet and immediate text message ran circles around Google Drive's massive defensive line. For those of you SMS fans out there: WTG SMS FTW 20-7, GTFO Google! LOL.
The December Madness fans have placed a strong checkmark on the side of boxes and metrics. They'll have two more opportunities this week to see if their alignment remains consistent, as the forces of structured order (Clock and Qlab) take the court against the elements of artistic spirit (Photoshop and Camera).