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ITL Tournament Edition: Marvel Movies

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The argumentative sports nerds of Inside the Locker continue their Tournament Edition series. This time, in the run-up to the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the guys settle once and for all (this week) which previous Marvel movie reigns supreme. We whittled it down from the Super 16 to the Spectacular 8 to the Fantastic Four and crowned a champion between the final Gruesome Twosome.

That’s right, it’s time for a super heroic version of our…

Totally Accurate, Desperately Necessary Movie Elimination Tournament!!!

And speaking of impossibly heroic feats, our special guest referee for this tournament is none other than Chris Cox from The Original Gentlemen and Digital Noise. Yeah, we actually got Chris to be on the sports podcast, where are our capes? Chris being one of our resident comic book experts, we were quite comfortable letting him have the final say in each individual match-up.

We are anticipating a fair amount of discussion and debate this week from you, the listener, and we welcome that. There were some surprise upsets and a very intriguing final match.


Let the fireworks commence!

Iron Man Explosion


Scores and Stories (2:50)

We talk NFL free agency, MLB opening days, and some rather controversial former-player opinions on paternity and…”ghetto tendencies?”


Marvel Movie Elimination Tournament (19:30)

The starting bracket is pictured below. If you want to see the results (and spoil the fun before you even listen to the show…for shame), click on the image to reveal a filled-in version of the bracket.



Back to regular show format next week, which will give us time to prep for the Sports Movie Elimination Mega Tournament! Yeah, that battle will be as epic as, well…

Rocky IV



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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.