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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2020, 08:45:53 AM »

East: I-66 for it’s short length is a relatively important Interstate.  I-97 is...itself. 
South:  I-12 since it ought to be I-10. 
Midwest:  I-41 connects too much of Wisconsin to win out over rural Illinois.
West:  I-19 by far, I-11 barely exists. 
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2020, 10:51:21 AM »

66
12
41
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2020, 02:53:09 PM »

Already working on the next round, waiting on the play in's to wrap up. It'll be really interesting to see what's left in 2-3 rounds.
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2020, 12:55:33 PM »

This one is inspired by the NCAA tournament. Since lots of people are making brackets comparing various other things, I've come up with a bracket filled with 2di's. Here's how it works: You simply select the winner of each individual matchup, and then I'll compile a list of the votes, and whichever one gets more will advance to the next round. I've arranged each matchup by length, and according to the top seeds' length, in the Final Four, it would be East vs. Midwest, and South vs. West.  This is the setup for my bracket:

(deleted main bracket, since its not up for vote, right now)

First up is the play-in game. You now get to vote between these eight contenders:

EAST
66 (76 mi) vs. 97 (18 mi)
It's Front Royal-Washington against Annapolis-Baltimore.

SOUTH
12 (87 mi) vs. 14 (25 mi)
Two intrastate interstates square off against each other.

MIDWEST
41 (176 mi) vs. 88W (141 mi)
US 41's freeway replacement faces off against the highway formerly known as IL 5.

WEST
19 (63 mi/102 km) vs. 11 (23 mi)
The only interstate to be signed in metric goes up against one with Phoenix-Vegas aspirations.

I'll be back next week with the results and first-round matchups next week.

I'll take 66 over the fake 97 in the east
I'll take 12 over the fraud 14 in the south
I'll hold my nose on 41 over 88W in the midwest
I'll take the metric 19 over the pretend 11 in the west.
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2020, 08:18:46 PM »

97
14
41
19
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2020, 09:42:52 PM »

Anyone have any ideas on potential Cinderellas? I think 17 and 26 have decent shots at being one.
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2020, 10:37:01 PM »

66 over 97 - 66 is a real interstate highway integral to the system, 97 is a regional route

12 beats 14 because 14 is a little stub while 12 is de facto express I-10

41 beats 88W - 41 serves a critical corridor while 88W is just a tollway that I-80 serves similarly well

19 over 11 because it... uhhhh... fully exists :)
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2020, 10:46:21 PM »

Anyone have any ideas on potential Cinderellas? I think 17 and 26 have decent shots at being one.

17 is probably the most underrated Interstate in terms of scenery and importance. 
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2020, 07:39:35 PM »

I couldn't in good conscience go with 41 over 88 because 41 should really be a 3di.  :pan:
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2020, 08:06:58 PM »

66
14
88W
19
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2020, 08:25:40 PM »

66
12
88W
19
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Re: The Great Interstate Bracket Challenge
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2020, 11:56:39 AM »

EAST
66 (76 mi) vs. 97 (18 mi)
I'm under the belief that 97 has its number because it was supposed to be an auxiliary route but there were already too many triple digit 95's.

SOUTH
12 (87 mi) vs. 14 (25 mi)
The western terminus of 14 looks cool.

MIDWEST
41 (176 mi) vs. 88W (141 mi)
A classic match-up of Green Bay vs Chicago.

WEST
19 (63 mi/102 km) vs. 11 (23 mi)
11 has some really interesting designs for interchanges.
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