We did it. It has been months but we finally ran the bracket submitted to us by friend of the show Dan Ward and we have a winner. The Octet Rule is officially the Best 8-Based Thing.
So a while ago we had a contest to come up with a fun bracket. There was only one rule; the bracket had to have eight competitors. Friend of the show Dan Ward submitted our favorite, which was solely based around the competitors all featuring the number eight.
Originally the competitors were an 8 Pack of Crayons, 8 Bit Games, The G8, The 8 Planets of the Solar System, The Octet Rule, The Stern Primes, 8 Days a Week, and The Ivy League. Once Russia decided to be a dick and get kicked out of the G8, turning it into the G7, we were forced to replace G8 with Mario Kart 8.
The Octet Rule is a chemical rule of thumb that states that atoms of main-group elements tend to combine in such a way that each atom has eight electrons in its valence shell, giving it the same electronic configuration as a noble gas. The rule is especially applicable to carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and the halogens, but also to metals such as sodium or magnesium. (That bit is from Wikipedia)