Battle of the Brands: Fuel & Fun Region Round 1

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Welcome to the first full day of Lessing-Flynn‘s Battle of the Brands. While the play in match-up is still going on, we’re happy to post the “Fuel & Fun” Region of the tournament. You can VOTE HERE for match-ups of this bracket or read through the match-ups and find another voting link at the bottom of this post. Voting for this bracket ends on Monday, June 7 at midnight.

iowa-cubs-iowa-barnstormers2 It’s former Iowa Cubs player Greg Maddux vs. former Barnstorme Kurt Warner. It’s Baseball vs. Football with tons of scoring. They both serve beer and hot dogs and a great overall experience for their fans. What’s not to like?


The Tornado or fried Twinkies? Kokomo Kove or the Midway? Whether you want Non Stop Fun from the Iowa State Fair or you know You’re Going to Love it at Adventureland, you can find good times at both of these Iowa mainstays. Grab the sunscreen, these two are the highlights of many Iowa summers.


Powerball, scratch tickets and commercials featuring Kurtis Blow vs. horse racing, slots and Smokey Robinson concerts. Are you voting for your Favorite Place to Play or are you ready to Have Some Fun Already? Woo Hoo!

caseys-general-store-kum-goIt’s All Good in this match up of two of Iowa’s petroleum convenience stores. Best gas station pizza ever vs. best cup name crowd sourcing campaign ever. Who’s going to win? The one who is truly willing to Go All Out!


Lions and Tigers and IMAX. Oh my! Do you Do the Zoo? or Is the Experience Yours? Another tough match-up as these guys actually offer a season pass for both locations. Play nice guys. Roar for science!

iowa-speedway-knoxville-racewayHow do you like your racing? Muddy and loud as hell or asphalt and loud as hell? Mazda had their Zoom Zoom campaign – We have some of the world’s greatest racing right here in Iowa. Are you Driven to Entertain or are you a Dirt Racing Capital of the World kind of fan?


Sure, Jordan Creek is new, has a P.F. Chang’s and a great movie theatre. But Valley West has history, a Chipotle and Von Maur. Shop till you drop! But vote first!

west-glen-east-villageOh snap! Local area shopping pride! The charm of the East Village vs. the swank of West Glen? Will women push for the Super Target anchored shopping center and businesses like Tonic and Wine Styles or will business like Raygun, the Urban Belly, and The Continental push the East Village to Battle of the Brands glory?


You can VOTE for all the brands you feel most positive about here.

Remember, voting for this bracket ends on Monday, June 7 at midnight.

For more information about Lessing-Flynn’s Battle of the Brands, read this post or  watch the ridiculous trailer video.

Click here to see the entire field – all 65 Iowa brands

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