SeaWorld Edges Out Ticketmaster, Joins Walmart In Worst Company Quarterfinals!

wcia2014headerRound Two action continued today, with two Worst Company tournament newcomers each taking on established WCIA vets. In the end, one of those freshmen fighters was sent packing, while the other managed to eke out a victory against a company who has left such an indelible mark on the tournament’s history that it belongs in the WCIA Runner-Up Hall of Something That Rhymes With Fame But Means The Opposite.

For the last four or five tournaments, Ticketmaster was a lock to make it all the way to the Final Four. The company even had a shot at the Final Death Match back in 2010 before losing out to Comcast. Any hopes for Ticketmaster making another run at the Golden Poo in 2014 were dashed this afternoon when it lost a buzzer-beater to tournament upstart SeaWorld.

SeaWorld had an impressive WCIA debut in Round One, sending Johnson & Johnson home without even a Tylenol for its pain, but today’s match was much closer, with the controversial theme park operator not even able to get 53% of the vote against the combined powers of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. SeaWorld will test the time-tested theory that everyone hates banks when it goes up against Chase in the quarterfinals.

In Round One, Abercrombie pulled off a huge upset, handily beating Delta Air Lines (and looking good while doing it). But all that hair-mussing must have taken the overly-scented wind out of A&F’s sails, as the clothing retailer got the ever-living crud beaten out of it by WCIA powerhouse Walmart in today’s Round Two match.

The nation’s largest retailer took home more than two-thirds of the vote today, but it will have a much more difficult mountain to climb when it faces two-time tournament runner-up (and one-time winner if you include the Golden Poo given to Countrywide many moons ago), Bank of America in the quarterfinals.

We’re halfway through Round Two. Voting resumes on Monday morning!

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  1. StevenB says:

    I’m glad to see Ticketmaster get the boot. I get so tired of seeing the same company winning or advancing for the very same issues every year. (Think EA and Ticketmaster). This way, it gives the other companies who deserve to win the WCIA award a chance to do so. Lol.

  2. Pacer says:

    Well, so far so good. All the picks look just about right.

  3. CommonC3nts says:

    I dont get why anyone is voting for seaworld. There is nothing wrong with sea world.
    Ticketmaster is pretty evil with their scalping scam.

  4. Thorzdad2 says:

    To be fair, shouldn’t Ticketmaster be in the Hall of Fame by now?

    • StevenB says:

      That’s what I was getting at also. A company shouldn’t be able to keep getting considered for the same exact thing every year. EA and Ticketmaster both are really bad companies and Hall of Fame placement is definitely warranted. Then they could be kept out of the yearly running so other bad companies who deserve the spotlight get a chance to actually get it.