Round Two– Midwest Sectionals McLaren v. Clawson

Time now for the 2009 preposterous statement tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.

The first round is all done, and the second round of prepostersous statement madness is taking off!

Which statement is more preposterous?

For many people, economic recovery means “getting back to where we were a few months or years ago.” That means recovering our consumptive, greedy, unrestrained, undisciplined, irresponsible, and ecologically and socially unsustainable way of life.–Brian McLaren

Ignoring Facebook friends and promoting terrorism might seem like a strange connection, but hear me out. Both attitudes are based on the same self-centered attitude.–Julie Clawson

The uber-emergent Brian McLaren was pretty much in control all game–it was never really in doubt who would win–and Sandra Herold could never get anything going. On the other side, Julie Clawson won in dramatic fashion in a see-saw, down-to-the-wire, who-has-the-ball-last contest with herself, Julie Clawson, on what looks to be a one-vote buzzer-beater. This should be a great matchup between the confident (but not certain!) McLaren and the battle-tested (but still a pacifist!) Clawson.


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