The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

George Mason Patriots (Fairfax, VA): Freedom Fries

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About 5 years ago, the U.S. Congress quietly gave up its silly idea of calling French Fries Freedom Fries (an idea thought up by some Republican congressmen when the United States was mad at France for not wanting to invade Iraq).  But we think if there’s one team out there that’s sticking to calling them Freedom Fries, it’s be the George Mason Patriots.  Not only are they called the Patriots, but GM’s law school is one of the most conservative in the country, and the school’s econ department is full of libertarian free-market enthusiasts—just the type of people who would go to the school cafeteria and order up a plate of Freedom Fries.