Press-Republican Thanksgiving Food Madness Bracket

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Just when you thought all this talk about voting would come to a close Tuesday, it’s really just beginning.

That’s because the Press-Republican’s Thanksgiving Madness Tournament will be kicking off Wednesday.

We have 64 teams going at it hoping to be crowned the best of the best when it comes to Thanksgiving foods.

Beginning Wednesday, various matchups will be released on Twitter (@JoeyLaFranca) as well as the Press-Republican Instagram and Facebook stories.

There’s some obvious favorites here such as top-seeded Roasted Turkey, but there’s many othe... teams hungry to go all the way.

Never count out No. 5 Steak, and some other interesting alternatives such as No. 8 Lobster and No. 10 Lamb Chops could make some noise.

It depends on what you are in the mood for, but the 2-15 matchup between Ham and Eggplant Parmesan could be a clash to watch.

It’s tricky to vote in this quadrant of the bracket because the sides are usually paired with the main courses, but in this situation, the sides are going up against each other.

Mashed Potatoes would be an easy pick to reach the final four from this region, but don’t count out some of the others in play.

No. 3 Mac and Cheese could easily have been the top seed, but due to an inconsistent regular season, they were put behind Mashed Potatoes as well as second-seeded Stuffing.

Other dangerous squads to look out for include Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole and Scalloped Potatoes.

Some heavy underdogs here include No. 15 Broccoli and No. 16 Cauliflower, but be nice to those teams. They worked hard just to get in the dance.

The 6-11 matchup between Rolls and Breadsticks as well as the 7-10 clash of Pasta Salad and Potato Salad could have the fans riled up.

Spinach Artichoke Dip has the No. 1 seed, but they can’t be satisfied with that honor because there’s plenty of other worthy opponents.

No. 2 Garlic Bread and No. 3 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are here to win, and keep an eye out for the pesky squads like Biscuits and Stuffed Mushrooms.

There’s plenty of other pie and cake options, so really take your time when analyzing who should move on.

At the end of the day, I believe the best part of Thanksgiving is always dessert, so I am going with Cheesecake to win it all.

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