One of the things I was here in Atlanta for was for the semifinals and finals of the fourth annual Pundits Cup competition. So what’s the Pundit Cup? It’s a judged competitive punditry competition in which contestants pick a topic and go one on one against an opponent in a tournament style competition for a $500 prize.
Was happy to see an increase in the number of women, and especially women of color participating in the event and it was definitely more competitive than the #NN16 Pundit Cup competition I won.
To illustrate the stepped up level of competition at the #NN17 , Bo Shuff, the person I beat in last year’s semifinals, was knocked out in the round of 16 by the eventual champion Tenaja Jordan.
But before Tenaja could claim the crown, she had to get through a tough semifinal round with Sarah Badawi and the final with my fellow Texan Chuck Rocha.
Tenaja handled her punditry business, and emerged from the competition as the 2017 Pundit Cup champion She has become the third consecutive woman to win the title.