“Your quick dismissal of French Onion is going to come back and bite you,” Friend of Grantland Jason warned us in the comments section.
“Hot and Sour and Lobster Bisque are both flashy niche soups; no play in the heartland,” (Apparent) Souper Bowl Analyst Mark wrote after Alphabet made its exit. “They will get thrashed by a traditional powerhouse with good old-fashioned fundamentals.”
“Vegetable is just a staple of American culture, I would think,” said my grandmother, who was “disappointed” in its performance in Souper Bowl I.
Excellent feedback, Jason, Mark, and Grandmother Larimer! Honestly, the Grantland Twitter feed and Facebook page has been BLOWING UP with soup-related comments all week and, as a soup enthusiast, I could not be more thrilled. I could talk about Potato Cheddar for days.
Below you’ll find a few of our favorite Soup-related comments from the past few days. Thanks to Grantland’s Senior Soupologist, Rafe Bartholomew, who pulled this post together. Check back here for the Souper Bowl I: Day 3 results later in the day.
WTH?#Pho is losing to French Onion Soup?Pho-natics rally and help pho get the next round of @grantland SouperBowl I grantland.com/blog/the-trian…
— Thomas Spahr (@EatEthnicDenver) February 1, 2012
When I was promised quality long-form sportswriting I was really hoping Grantland would get around to making a Favorite Soup Tournament.
— Justin Megahan (@justinrmegahan) January 31, 2012
The Souper Bowl needs to expand to 64. Egg drop soup has to be sitting at home pounding its head on the wall yelling Y? goo.gl/7BuJD
— Klint Spiller (@kaspiller) February 1, 2012
Cream of broccoli never had a chance. You heard it here first, Wonton will make a deep run. #SouperBowl2012 es.pn/wGNJqG
— Jason Ditkofsky (@jditka) February 1, 2012