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Middle-earth March Madness 2012 Championship Round!

April 2, 2012 at 7:12 am by admin  - 

After weeks of competition and a series of amazing match-ups, it all comes down to this! The final two combatants in our inaugural Middle-earth March Madness are Samwise Gamgee and Aragorn! Just when it looked like Legolas was simply unstoppable, Samwise proved his muster by soundly defeating the elf by nearly 13 percentage points! Gandalf was primed for defeat when he barely advanced (by one vote) against Feanor in round 1, so it was no surprise to see Aragorn pull away and beat him by 9 percent. Both characters were number two seeds throughout a tournament that seemed to heavily favor the number 1 seeds.  (Round 1Round 2Round 3Final Four )

Samwise Gamgee: The Trilogy starts and ends with him, the coolest landscape architect ever. After a stellar turn as Frodo’s backbone he came home to a beautiful family and a rewarding political career. “Well, I’m back,” he said.

Aragorn: This man claimed the Crown, brought powers of healing through strange herbal remedies, and kept the lovefires burning for a certain Elven Princess… He had it all, even choosing his own exit on his own terms. Now that’s why it’s good to be the King.

This historic match-up will last until April 4th at Noon ET. If you are passionate about either choice, please take a moment to share with your friends and family! We’ll keep you updated on the match-up throughout the week.


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31 responses to “Middle-earth March Madness 2012 Championship Round!”

  1. Davina Fang says:

    Sorry Aragorn! I love you, I do, but I just had dinner with Sam and so…

  2. Alwill93 says:

    Authority is not given to you Samwise to deny the return of the king!

  3. Eowyn Clark says:

    “That there’s good in this world Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for!” GO SAM!!!! GO SAM!!!! 😀

  4. George Booth says:


  5. Sam says:


  6. Enna says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! There is nothing wrong with Sam, COME ON!!!!!!

  7. Imanne says:

    Sam: I wonder if we’ll ever be put into songs or tales.
    Frodo: [turns around] What?
    Sam: I wonder if people will ever say, ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring.’ And they’ll say ‘Yes, that’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn’t he, Dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that’s saying a lot.’
    Frodo: [continue walking] You’ve left out one of the chief characters – Samwise the Brave. I want to hear more about Sam.
    [stops and turns to Sam]
    Frodo: Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam.
    Sam: Now Mr. Frodo, you shouldn’t make fun; I was being serious.
    Frodo: So was I. 

  8. Imanne says:

    “My friends. You bow to no one.”

  9. Raine says:

    I love you Sam but I have to go with King Aragorn.

  10. Davidsw says:

    Vote for Sam! It’s his first chance to be recognized as an essential character! lol

  11. George Booth says:

    I never said there was, I think you may have read my comment wrong. I am fully in support of Sam 😀

  12. Mason-Theresa says:

    I’m still in shock it’s not Bilbo! Am I missing something?

  13. Mason-Theresa says:

    I’m still in shock it’s not Bilbo! Am I missing something?

  14. Mason-Theresa says:


  15. Mason-Theresa says:

    The analyst in me says this reveals how important it is to have and to be a faithful and supportive friend! Wow!

  16. Eowyn Clark says:

    Agreed, good use of quote, but Imanne’s quote own that one! (“My friends, you bow to no one!”)

  17. MaidenOfTheNoldor says:

    I can’t believe Sam is going to win.  Well, I guess I can, from the beginning this was nothing more than a popularity contest.  People are entitled to their own opinions.  But there were many characters who did much more than him for Middle Earth. 

  18. Mason-Theresa says:

    I suppose the old gaffer would have something to say if he could see this!

  19. Aragorn vs Sam says:

    Somehow, I knew it would come down to these two amazing heroes.

  20. Prairiepoet says:

    Samwise Gamgee is my hero!!

  21. Rosemary McMyne says:

    My name is Rose… I think I have to vote for Sam… haha

  22. I liked it, good article, I would like to see more similar articles

  23. I liked it, good article, I would like to see more similar articles

  24. guest says:

    it’s easy to be courageous when you are 6-feet-something tall and already have gifts/talents from your ancestors.  try to be brave and faithfull despite yourself then we can talk about it.

  25. lorentzen says:

    That there is some good in this world Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for! (get your quote right!)

  26. Rachgirl says:

    Actually, Tolkien said that Sam was the true hero of the story. And of course it was a popularity contest!:-)

    Each – who was studying LOTR while the author still lived

  27. Robert 52 says:

    Every one should vote Aragon, no one is but you all should maybe it’s just me and I like rangers

  28. Enna says:

    Heh, heh. Sorry about that! I did read the comment wrong. I agree, GO SAM!
    Can’t wait for The Hobbit!!!!!!!

  29. Enna says:

    Oh also, what is wrong with Aragorn?

  30. Janecumbersx says:

    It ends with Sam but no way does it start with him and thats really trying to push a point that doesnt exist. It starts with Bilbo and Frodo and we are lead to think at first that Frodo is going to be the start and end of the book but of course the stagger gradualkly unwinds and we find that Sam’s everyman is going reap the rewards of frodos heroic sacrifice. End of story.

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