Monday, March 28, 2011

March Madness: The National Championship Match

It's been a month of flaggy heartbreak as the field of 56 flags of U.S. States and Territories has gradually been winnowed down to two. And today, they go head to head.

Our contestants for the national title are 1) New Mexico, which took out Ohio easily in the semi-final matchup, 20-5.  2) Maryland, which survived a tough fight against Tennessee to come out on top, 14-11.

They're bright!  They're vivid!  And they're going to the mat.  Votes will be counted at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 30.




New Mexico




Maryland


Place your votes in the comments!









23 comments:

Elaine said...

So, am I good at picking the losers, or what???

New Mexico

Glaringly yellow, but better than MD--which I suspect you of favoring, as it was a top-seed. OH well.

La Gringissima said...

New Mexico

Captain Lhurgoyf said...

New Mexico. Maryland has gotten this far for being distinctive, but New Mexico has the benefit of being much simpler and pleasing to the eye.

Captain Lhurgoyf said...

New Mexico. Maryland has gotten this far for being distinctive, but New Mexico has the benefit of being much simpler and pleasing to the eye.

gS49 said...

Aargg!

New Mexico's elegance vs. Maryland's majesty.

And I live in Maryland.

Well, it looks like NM is getting all the votes, so mine goes to:

MARYLAND
with pride.

(But NM's gonna win.)

Nichim said...

Well, when you put it that way:
NM

Morgan said...

Maryland.


Ahahahahahahahahahaha I make funny joke. NEW MEXICO is my vote.

mrs.5000 said...

I continue to champion the merry flag of Maryland.

Eavan said...

Gee, I turn my attention away for a week or two only to find that the ugliest flag in the union has made it into the national championship?! New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico.

Rebel said...

New Mexico

Elizabeth said...

I still really like Maryland's flag, though you have unconscionably not presented it in all its multi-hued/patterned/themed glory (at least in my browser window). New Mexico, while simple and distinctive and meeting all of those other flaggy flags, just doesn't seem very interesting in comparison.

Plus Maryland would make an AWESOME quilt.

p.s. if you make it, I will purchase it for my nephew

lamanyana said...

New Mexico!

Michael5000 said...

Elizabeth: Let us move on to a discussion of price!

Ben said...

New Mexico over Maryland. I can't believe Maryland made it this far!

cecil said...

Maryland. Red/yellow/heraldic symbols.

Aviatrix said...

Ahhh! It burns! I understand that the people have spoken so we can't have Tennessee back, but did you have to make Maryland so big?

NEW MEXICO

gl. said...

since colorado lost so early (what?! i don't even.), i gotta vote for new mexico.

DrSchnell said...

New Mexico, hands down! Boo to Old World heraldry!

Aviatrix said...

Maryland would make a fine quilt. Or even a jazzy pair of boxer shorts. But you don't see other states running their dirty linen up the flagpole, do you?

mrs.5000 said...

Bunch of minimalists.

Aviatrix said...

I've been a minimalist since I was a little kid. I remember my mother quailing at a photo spread of Trudeau's decorating job at Sussex Drive that I thought looked awesome. It wasn't bright yellow though. Or on the other hand it was the seventies. It might have been.

Chuckdaddy said...

Nm

Dug said...

Crap - I think I missed the deadline! New Mexico for what it's worth.