Road to the pundit Final Four

PunditFact decided to join everyone else and make a bracket about something. We picked ... pundits. The first round of voting ends 10 a.m. March 26.
PunditFact decided to join everyone else and make a bracket about something. We picked ... pundits. The first round of voting ends 10 a.m. March 26.

Because we all need another bracket in our life, and because we're not opposed to fun gimmicks, we present to you our PunditFact Madness tournament bracket 2014!!!!

Now not only can you watch George Will just about every Sunday on Fox, you can vote for him, too!

We selected 16 pundits to square off in a bracket-style showdown that will culminate on the day of the NCAA national championship game. The best part is, you pick the winners.

We want you to select your favorite pundit, however you determine that. Do they make you laugh? Do you agree with them most? Would you want them over for dinner?

We chose our Sweet 16 pundits based largely on the number of times they've appeared on the Sunday news shows in 2014 -- the pinnacle of punditry. We then arbitrarily created a bracket (just like the NCAA, who apparently thinks Louisville and Michigan State are No. 4 seeds?!?!).

The first round of voting is available here, in what can only be called the most low-tech bracket on the Internet.

Voting ends at 10 a.m. March 26.

Here are the first round match-ups:

  • Amy Walter (Cook Political Report) vs. George Will (Fox News);
  • Rich Lowry (National Review) vs. Ana Navarro (CNN);
  • Michael Gerson (Washington Post) vs. Bill Kristol (ABC/Weekly Standard);
  • Cokie Roberts (NPR/ABC) vs. Matthew Dowd (ABC);
  • Julie Pace (Associated Press) vs. Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal);
  • Bob Woodward (Washington Post) vs. Kim Strassel (Wall Street Journal);
  • Donna Brazile (CNN) vs. Juan Williams (Fox News);
  • Brit Hume (Fox News) vs. Robert Gibbs (NBC).

Check back next week to see who advances.