Elite Eight Results presented by the Greenville Braves
Corner Pocket (1) v. Handlebar (3)
Sometimes you are on the top of your game and the envy of all others, and then out of nowhere the eight ball falls before it should. This is one of those times.
Result: Handlebar advances.
Hot Dog King (1) v. Charlie T’s (3)
You want to talk about a 12 year old boy’s dream? A wing restaurant with a then-fresh gimmick (tacking dollar bills signed by customers to the ceiling) beside a fireworks shop a short drive from the house. They even had a trailer at the G Braves stadium. The magic left when the original location decoupled from Mrs. Firecrackers and moved across the street to the old Denny’s, but it would still be the best wings in town if it was open.
Result: Hot Dog King advances.
Vince Perone’s (3) v. John Paul’s Armadillo Oil Company (4)
If you don’t know who Vince Perone is then immediately stop what you are doing and google him. He was a pillar of Greenville, and the corner of Antrim and Pleasantburg is still known as Vince’s Corner today. But like Ye Olde Fireplace in the first round, this old school spot is culled by the big game hunter of Congaree Road.
Result: John Paul’s advances.
McGuffey’s (5) v. Gene’s (2)
Sometimes you look at the sheet and see that there is a five seed still on the board in the Elite Eight. You thought they were something new and different, then you realized they were just a casual dining chain that had locations in malls and as far off as Branson, MO. If you can’t beat Applebee’s, then you definitely can’t beat Gene’s.
Result: Gene’s advances.