The Greatest American Bracket Sweet 16

The fireworks have all been fired and the smoke has cleared. Our field has been cut in half and we are left with 16 competitors in our Greatest American bracket. Let's check out the results.


Live Action Television
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) vs Jack Bauer (24)
Ron Swanson (Parks and Rec) vs Cordell Walker (Walker, Texas Ranger)
Leslie Knope (Parks and Rec) vs Ronald McDonald (McDonalds)
Sam the Eagle (The Muppets Show) vs Ralph Hinkley (The Greatest American Hero)

Wrestling/Cartoons
Hulk Hogan (WWF) vs Stan Smith (American Dad)
Hank Hill (King of the Hill) vs Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Dusty Rhodes (WWF) vs Kurt Angle (WWE)
General Joe Colton (GI Joe) vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE)

Film/Comics
Captain America (Marvel Comics) vs President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Hubert Cammacho (Idiocracy)
Apollo Creed (Rocky) vs Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
The Iron Patriot (Marvel Comics) vs Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Superman (DC Comics) vs Gary Johnson (Team America: World Police)

Video Games/Anime
Guile (Street Fighter) vs Liberty Prime (Fallout 3)
Chibodee Crocket (G Gundam) vs Bandit Keith Howard (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Lt. Surge (Pokemon) vs Jax (Mortal Kombat)
Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem) vs President Michael Wilson (Metal Wolf Chaos)

Those are some huge upsets, especially Ronald McDonald taking down fan favorite Leslie Knope. Less surprisingly, Rocky rallied to beat his greatest rival, Apollo Creed. Superman took down Team America leader Gary Johnson. And GI Joe defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin. Thankfully, Jax was able to survive the first round, ensuring that there would be at least one American in the Video Game/Anime division who wasn't a jacked blonde product of the 90's. 

Here are the new match ups.


Live Action Television
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) vs Ron Swanson (Parks and Rec)
Ronald McDonald (McDonalds) vs Sam the Eagle (The Muppets Show)

Wrestling/Cartoons
Hulk Hogan (WWF) vs Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Dusty Rhodes (WWF) vs General Joe Colton (GI Joe)

Film/Comics
Captain America (Marvel Comics) vs  Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump) vs Superman (DC Comics)

Video Games/Anime
Guile (Street Fighter) vs Bandit Keith Howard (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Jax (Mortal Kombat) vs Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem)




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Matthew Nando Kelly is an incredibly cool and handsome staff writer for Pop-Break who was allowed to write his own bio. Aside from weekly Flash reviews, he writes about film, television, music, and video games. He loves U2, cats, and the New Orleans Saints. His twitter handle is @NationofNando