Every year our jurors select four Mug Madness entrants to be alternates -- two for each team. The alternates send in their mugs to be ready just in case there's a mishap or miscommunication and one of the regular Mug Madness Mugs can't participate. Well, this year all 64 mugs made it, and we didn't need to call on the alternates.
Still, these are four fantastic mugs in their own right! We're grateful they showed up, ready to participate. Take a look: