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Bracket: Chicago Personalities

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The We Don't Sing, We SANG Region
First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1. Whitney Houston
16. Cheryl "Pepsi" Riley
I'm going to guess that Riley's "Thanks For My Child," is not on Travis Henry's iPod.
1. Whitney Houston
8. Lisa Stansfield
A tough battle vocally, but Whitney "crack is whack" Houston was an unprecedented star during her prime.
1. Whitney Houston
4. Patti Labelle
Down goes the peacock.
1. Whitney Houston
8. Lisa Stansfield
9. Faith Evans
Evans' biggest hit was a tribute to her deceased husband, Notorious B.I.G.
4. Patti Labelle
13. Shirley Murdock
Labelle wore a peacock headdress, flapped her hands and Murdock never recovered.
4. Patti Labelle
12. Deborah Cox
Can someone translate "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?"
5. Teena Marie
12. Deborah Cox
Marie, the first white woman to have a No. 1 R&B hit, has been an honorary sista since before Joss Stone was born.
3. Anita Baker
14. Keyshia Cole
Cole, a platinum-selling artist, could be the next Mary J. Blige.
3. Anita Baker
6. Stephanie Mills
Go listen to "Compositions," and you'll be convinced Baker should win the field.
3. Anita Baker
2. Mary J. Blige
It says something that when BET honored Blige, they enlisted Baker to sing a tribute.
2. Mary J. Blige
Whitney is a has-been and in ESPN terms, Blige is NOW. Oops, I mean NEXT.
6. Stephanie Mills
11. Monica
Monica's peak was "The Boy Is Mine," her duet with Brandy. Would that be like Shaq and Kobe making a "Tell Me How Azz Taste II?"
7. Fantasia
10. Kelly Price
Price would have had a bigger career if she had the American Idol publicity machine behind her.
7. Fantasia
2. Mary J. Blige
Why does Fantasia always sound like she just took a hit of helium?
2. Mary J. Blige
15. Jennifer Holiday
Remember when the unwritten rule of "Showtime at the Apollo" was that you couldn't lose if you sang Holiday's "And I Am Telling You ... ?"

THE CEREAL BRACKET - SUGAR
First Round Sugary 16 Edible 8 Flavorful Four

1. Frosted Flakes
16. Alpha-Bits

1. Frosted Flakes
9. Cocoa/Fruity Pebbles

1. Frosted Flakes
5. Lucky Charms

1. Frosted Flakes

8. Corn Pops
9. Cocoa/Fruity Pebbles
4. Honeycomb
13. Golden Grahams
13. Golden Grahams
5. Lucky Charms
5. Lucky Charms
12. Trix
3. Froot Loops
14. Apple Jacks
3. Froot Loops
6. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
6. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2. Cap'n Crunch
2. Cap'n Crunch
6. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
11. Cocoa Puffs
7. Monster Cereals
10. Super Golden Crisp
10. Super Golden Crisp
2. Cap'n Crunch
2. Cap'n Crunch
15. Cookie Crisp