Whoa! The second of our four regional finals in the Most Awesome State Quarter contest is underway!
According to the US Mint website, the unapproved alternatives for the Alaska State Quarter were: A picture of a Polar Bear with the inscription “Land of the Midnight Sun”, “Dog Musher with Denali (Mt. McKinley),” featuring a dog musher, Denali, and the Big Dipper; and “Gold Panner with Denali,” depicting a (presumably) grizzled old prospector with Denali in the background. The only better bench I’ve ever heard of would be the 1992 Dream Team, where you had Hall of Famers like John Stockton, Clyde Drexler and David Robinson backing up Jordan and Magic. (Also, Christian Laettner, aka The Ohio State Quarter of the Dream Team was there.) New Jersey, though iconic, heroic and Crossroads related, gets Timothy Treadwell-ed by the gigantic bear waiting for them on the other side of the Delaware.
Winner: Alaska. New Jersey gets in a good shot or two, but Alaska moves on
Alaska – Most Awesome State Quarter Keanu Regional Winner
Two teams are placed in the final four, only two more to go! View the complete bracket up til right now here!