Posts Tagged ‘Tournament of Awkwardness’

The Great Blog Tournament of 2013

After the success of the Battle Royale of Cuteness and the Tournament of Awkwardness, I’ve been trying to figure out what the next tournament would be. It needs to be something that combines photos and storytelling, as well as something that people would be excited to share with their friends. And I need to put […]


The Most Awkward Person

The Most Awkward Person

The people have spoken, and I’d like to officially declare Kendall the Most Awkward Person in the 2012 Tournament of Awkwardness! Congratulations to Kendall and the many, many witnesses to her awkwardness. Thanks for all of the stories. I think my favorite line still comes from Kendall herself: “Would a popular kid wear a Christmas […]


The Grand Finale of Awkwardness

The Grand Finale of Awkwardness

Here we are. After a grueling three-week gauntlet of escalating awkwardness, Kendall and Sarah have made it to the finale. Each have a portfolio of awkwardness that started with a simple photo and description (Kendall and Sarah), expanded to before and after photos for comparison (Kendall and Sarah), and finally included an extremely awkward anecdote […]


Tournament of Awkwardness Final Four: Part 2

Tournament of Awkwardness Final Four: Part 2

Today’s matchup between Sarah and Jess to decide who goes to the finale and who shuffles home is of epic proportions. I’ll let the contestants speak for themselves below their photos; for now, here are the rules: You can only vote once You may campaign for people to vote (but encourage them to vote for […]


Tournament of Awkwardness Final Four: Part 1

Tournament of Awkwardness Final Four: Part 1

After an elite eight that revealed how amazingly unawkward the contestants are now (see here and here), we have some new awkward stories to accompany the old photos today. I had asked for these stories from the full Top 8, so that means there are four stories that won’t make it into this post. I’ll […]


Tournament of Awkwardness Elite Eight: Part 2

Tournament of Awkwardness Elite Eight: Part 2

Today we have our final two matchups in the second round of the Tournament of Awkwardness. These four are the winners of the matchups in the second and third days of the tournament. A quick refresher on the basic rules before I move on to today’s two polls: You can only vote once You may campaign […]


Tournament of Awkwardness Elite Eight: Part 1

Tournament of Awkwardness Elite Eight: Part 1

For those of you who participated in the first round of the Tournament of Awkwardness, thank you so much for your wonderfully awkward photos and stories. They will be treasured forever by random people who stumble upon this blog. Now, on to Round 2! Eight contestants remain in the hunt for the cash and the […]


All in the Family: The Last 3 Polls for Round 1

All in the Family: The Last 3 Polls for Round 1

So, just for full disclosure, I realized today that I made a mistake. I accidentally left out a contestant who submitted on time. Also, you all are having too much fun poking at each other, and I want to get in on it. Thus I’m entering my photo in the contest. If, by a long […]


Name That Gender: Round 1 Continues

Name That Gender: Round 1 Continues

We have three huge matchups today for the first round of the Tournament of Awkwardness. The voting for these matchups and the first two matchups will remain open until this Sunday at 1:00 pm CST. Chelsea says: “Sadly, this isn’t even the worst, but my mom wouldn’t let me use those photos. (They were that […]


Let the Tournament of Awkwardness Begin!

Let the Tournament of Awkwardness Begin!

When I announced the Tournament of Awkwardness two weeks ago, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It’s a lot to ask people to submit photos of years that they might like to forget, years filled with braces and odd clothing, with devastating hair styles and androgyny (there are at least three entries where a […]


The Tournament of Awkwardness

The Tournament of Awkwardness

I think that 99% of all people go through at least one extremely awkward phase in their life. For most of us, it’s a bell curve: You start off really cute as a little kid, you accelerate into full-on awkwardness in middle school, and then you grow into your body and your style in high […]