March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Sweet Sixteen wrap-up

I am writing up proposals and applications at the moment, so things have been too hectic of late to keep every thing straight at MMDM headquarters. As a result, I forgot to close the polls yesterday. So, today is the break between the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight. Friday will be the Elite Eight games. Monday will be the Final Four. Wednesday will still be the championship game.

Are you all with me?

Yesterday’s results:

9 – Gordon B. Hinckley 25
11 – Hugh W. Nibley 2

11 – Restoration of Priesthood Authority 19
9 – Word of Wisdom 7

8 – The 2nd Official Declaration 16
11 – Mormon Doctrine 9

6 – Sacrament Meeting 16
4 – Temple Building 10

So, the Elite Eight matches are:

1 – Joseph Smith vs. 9 – Gordon B. Hinckley
11 – Restoration of Priesthood Authority vs. 12 – Saving Ordinances
1 – The Book of Mormon vs. 8 – The 2nd Official Declaration
6 – Sacrament Meeting vs. 10 – Relief Society

Well, the seeding committee was right about at least two things (of course, they were fairly obvious). But hey, people like upsets in the tournament. I think that I see the higher seeds winning all of these matches (although there may be an upset in that first one). What do you all think?

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  • GBH is a nice man, but no way he beats Joseph.

  • meems

    I think we all know what the results will be!

  • J. Watkins

    I think there could be an upset in the last category.

  • I think there’s a legitimate argument to be made that GBH might actually be more influential in today’s church than Joseph Smith. Hinckley’s extensive work within the church bureaucracy has meant that he’s had a substantial role in shaping the “faithful-historical” Joseph that most Mormons are aware of. So GBH in a way has been able to channel the influence of Joseph in the modern world…