The University of Connecticut emerged victorious in Monday night’s NCAA Tournament championship game, but it wasn’t the only tournament winner of the week.
Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” tournament
came down to the wire, and on Tuesday morning the site announced that Comcast, the 2010 tournament winner, had earned the dubious honor once again
The TV, Internet, and phone provider beat out 31 other companies, including last year’s winner (EA), Walmart, Bank of America, SeaWorld, Ticketmaster, AT&T, and others. Comcast beat out Monsanto in the tournament’s final round in a squeaker, 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent.
After “winning” the 2010 “worst company” crown, Comcast took an active role in making sure it didn’t happen again
the following year. Comcast topping this year’s tournament marks the second time a company has earned the distinction of “Worst Company in America” twice. EA took the title two years in a row, in 2012 and 2013.
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Monsanto was something of a dark horse contender in the tournament. Here’s what Consumerist wrote about the company’s somewhat surprising semifinal victory over Walmart last week, with nearly 60 percent of the vote:
Monsanto has not been on the winning side of any out-and-out blowouts in this year’s tournament, but all of its victories have been decisive, demonstrating a steady level of hatred from Consumerist voters. Today was no different, with Monsanto worsting Walmart, which was fresh off a surprise upset of Bank of America in the Quarterfinals.
See Consumerist's full bracket