And so, with voting in all round-two matchups currently under way — polls close Sunday at midnight ET — we figured now was a perfect time to gauge the temperature of the tourney with the guys from Comedy Central’s “Workaholics.” After all, they know a thing or two about smoking (we can’t vouch for their dreams, however).
We caught up with stars Adam Devine , Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck at their rather epic South by Southwest party, and perhaps it was due to the free-flowing beverages — or the cornholing — but, boy, were their predictions off base. In fact, of all the bands they picked, only three still remain in MMM. So while their dreams may not be shattered, their brackets definitely are. But still, you’ve got to give them credit for their enthusiasm … and their ability to throw a killer party. So here’s who the “Workaholics” have winning it all in Musical March Madness.
“Maroon 5 for the win. Adam Levine, I’m going to fight you over our name. I’m Adam Devine, I get so many tweets every day like, ‘I love you on “The Voice,” ‘ ” Devine said. “Truthfully, [I’m going] Black Keys versus Jack White in the finals, Black Keys take the win. Sorry, Jack, go tanning or something, you’re freaking us all out.”
“I’m going Bruce Springsteen versus Best Coast [in the finals], and Bruce just barely nudges her out,” Anderson added. “That’d be a great show. I’d see that show.”
OK, so just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Maroon 5, the Black Keys and Bruce all lost in the first round. Best Coast are still kicking, of course, but right now, they’re locked in a tight battle with “American Idol” fave James Durbin, who shocked the world by knocking off #1 seed the Foo Fighters in round one. So, Bethany, it’s time to rally the troops — a spot in the Sweet 16 is at stake.
And while Devine and Anderson may have swung and missed in their picks, the same can’t be said about Newachek, who’s repping hard for dark-horse candidates Sum 41, who rolled all the way to the Elite Eight last year, and appear poised for another deep run this year. Having already taken down #2 Bon Iver, they currently lead #7 Metallica by a slight margin.
“I’m going Sum 41 all the way. They’re gonna snap Bon Iver’s neck, they would crush Metallica,” Newachek said. “Sum 41, keep it rocking.”
“I used to look like that kid, the bass player,” Holm added. “You know [as a] thinner young man.”
MTV’s 2012 Musical March Madness tournament has reached the second round. Voting runs until midnight ET on Sunday, March 25, and winners are determined by fan votes, so if your favorite act is still alive, it’ll be up to you to guide them to glory. You can rally the troops on Twitter using the hashtag #MMM or by downloading one of our custom badges — but get ready, it only gets more difficult from here on out.