Person of the Year Tournament, 2017

Congratulations and Thank You to Person of the Year 2017 Ronan Farrow!

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2017 Person of the Year Championship Bracket

Photo credits: Mr. Putin's photo is licensed by Mr. Lauer's photo is licensed by David Shankbone. Photos of Ms. Kelly, Mr. Mayweather, and Mr. Farrow are in the public domain. No endorsement by licensors is implied.

Welcome to the most transparent accolade process on the planet. Six nominees. Five matches. One Person of the Year!

Nomination Criteria

The criteria for nominating a person are: That person must be related to topics discussed by the Jacobin Bothers™, and that person must have had a profound effect on national events, either positive or negative. All nominations and winners are the sole discretion of the Jacobin Brothers™, and no appearance of impartiality is intended or implied.

POTY Nominees

1. Donald Trump

Donald Trump is currently serving as the forty-fifth president of the United States. Mr. Trump has been nominated because he is single-handedly maintaining Twitter’s viability as a going concern.

2. Vladimir Putin

Vladimir “Uncle Vlad” Putin is currently serving as the fourth president of the Russian Federation. Mr. Putin has been nominated because he is the most visible head of state to win an office before the election occurred, and because we do not want to find polonium in our spaghetti.

3. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is a professional boxer who held fifteen world titles in five weight classes before retiring with a record of 50-0. Mr. Mayweather has been nominated because he is the only opponent to carry MMA fighter Conor McGregor for nine rounds before burying him in the canvas.

4. Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly is the host of Megyn Kelly Today, the third–hour segment of NBC’s Today morning television program. Ms. Kelly has been nominated because of her alleged role in a FoxNews plot to sabotage NBC News ratings.

5. Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer is a former host of NBC’s Today show. Mr. Lauer has been nominated for being the only morning talk show host to have a rape security button under his desk and a bag of intimate novelty items in his closet.

6. Ronan Farrow

Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow is a freelance journalist and the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Mr. Farrow has been nominated because Mr. Farrow’s father is married to Mr. Farrow’s sister.


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