How did your bracket go this year?
Yeah, we thought so.
But, hey, that’s okay. It was an unbelievable tournament, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was there for every second of it. (Hopefully you were here with us!)
What’s that? Oh no, not that tournament. We’re talking about the one going on right here—Fuzzy’s menu items pitted against each other. Losers go home; winners take all. It’s one of the most remarkable challenges in the food-sporting world.
As the madness that comes in March and April comes to a close, we take a look back at the Fuzzy’s tournament and remember the wins, the upsets, the bad calls and the hot sauce stains.
Here are your top eight in this year’s Fuzzy’s bracket:
No. 8 – Cilantro Lime Rice
This Mexican side dish did WAY better than anyone projected, coming into the tournament as a No. 14 (lime) seed. Its sassy attitude and spicy aftertaste had some of the other menu items begging “no mas.” But this Cinderella story came to an end when it faced Baja Tacos, who were just too much for the underdog to handle.
No. 7 – Breakfast Tacos
The Breakfast Tacos seemed to be on a roll in the first few rounds but couldn’t make anything happen in their final game. Why? Many analysts say it was due to the lateness of the game. Although Breakfast Tacos are good all day, it just didn’t seem like the crowd was into them.
No. 6 – Refried Beans
This squad generally leaves the tournament with quite the following, and their loss came as a big blow. There’s no doubt they could have blasted on to the championship game had they not been plagued with injuries. The team just always seemed to be caught in the wind. Hopefully their coach isn’t cut loose.
No. 5 – Jumbo Burrito
Just because you’re the biggest, doesn’t mean you’re always the best. The Jumbo Burrito had the size to overpower any other menu item, but what it had in size, it lacked in quickness. The much smaller and quicker “David” Chips & Queso, shocking the world, shut down this “Goliath” menu item.
No. 4 – Chicken Nachos
Many had Chicken Nachos taking the whole thing, and being one of the most popular menu items in this tourney, it felt like they always had home court advantage. Some believe this popularity went to their head, because their play seemed to be, well, sloppy. Like, you-need-seven-napkins sloppy. Toward the end, they sort of just fell apart.
No. 3 – Chips & Queso
Although they didn’t seem like a real threat, Chips & Queso gave everyone a run for their money, and boy were they fun to watch! Had it not been for that terrible call versus Enchiladas in the semifinals, things might have been different. (Too many chips in the queso?! That call was bogus!)
No. 2 – Baja Tacos
About 95 percent of you had Baja Tacos going all the way this year, and the odds really were in your favor. No matter the projections, Baja Tacos always seem to be the fan favorite. Their starting lineup of Chicken-Soft, Grilled Shrimp-Soft, Ground Beef-Crispy, Shredded Beef-Soft, and the Shredded Pork-Soft was all anyone was talking about. (Heck, most of them are going pro next year.) But while their offense was downright delicious, it just wasn’t enough to overcome…
The Champion – Enchiladas
That’s right. Enchiladas pulled it off. Their defense completely smothered their opponents and left the crowd chanting for seconds. This traditional Mexican dish with its traditional ways was just what the tourney needed this year.
Did you miss out on the Fuzzy’s bracket? You can catch all the replays in person at your nearest Fuzzy’s Taco Shop!