Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

During this morning’s Toucher & Hardy, Fred revealed the contenders in the highly anticipated tournament, March Plainness! Who will Hardy choose?

In the world of sports talk radio, unexpected debates can lead to epic events. This was exemplified when a straightforward question regarding preferences in women ignited Toucher & Hardy’s “March Plainness” tournament, captivating the attention of listeners.

It all began with a casual inquiry posed to Rob “Hardy” Poole during the highly popular, totally original Email segment. A listener asked Hardy to choose between two actresses from the popular TV show “Modern Family”: Sofia Vergara, known for her role as Gloria, and Julie Bowen, who portrays Claire Dunphy. To the surprise of his co-host Fred Toucher, Hardy opted for Julie Bowen over Sofia Vergara, noting a specific clip that’s ingrained in Hardy’s mind.


This seemingly innocuous choice set off a chain reaction. Listeners flooded the show with emails and phone calls, expressing their opinions and suggesting other contenders who fit Hardy’s preferences. Fred took on the challenge of organizing a tournament to determine the ultimate winner in Hardy’s wheelhouse.

And so, “March Plainness” was born. Toucher carefully curated a list of 16 women who aligned with Hardy’s tastes, creating a bracket-style competition akin to the NCAA tournament in March. The matchups were designed to pit fan favorites and Hollywood stars against each other, sparking debates and discussions among listeners.

As anticipation builds for the upcoming tournament on the highly-rated Toucher & Hardy’s radio program, fans are eagerly anticipating each round, ready to cast their votes and share their predictions. The excitement is expected to reach new heights as the field narrows, with potential for unexpected upsets and thrilling showdowns that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

The culmination of intense deliberation and competition will ultimately reveal the winner of the tournament. But you may be asking, “Who made the cut? Who’s in this highly anticipated tournament?” Well, you’re in luck! Below are the women who made the tournament, along with their seeding.

You can also fill out your bracket and predict who will Hardy ultimately choose! Scroll to the bottom.


  • Dylan Dryer (#1)


    STATELINE, NV – JULY 10: News Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer walks on the 14th putting green during the Final Round of the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on July 10, 2022 in Stateline, Nevada. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images)


    Dylan Dreyer is a friendly and relatable presence on NBC’s “Today” show, known for her upbeat style and ability to connect with viewers. She brings a genuine charm to her weather reports and storytelling, making her a beloved figure in morning television.

  • Andie McDowell (#1)


    Andie McDowell is a talented actress known for her roles in movies like “Groundhog Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” She has a timeless beauty and a captivating on-screen presence that has made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and to our own Rob “Hardy” Poole.

  • Sally Field (#1)


    Sally Field is an iconic actress with a remarkable career spanning decades. From her early days in “The Flying Nun” to her Oscar-winning performances in “Norma Rae” and “Places in the Heart,” she has left a lasting impact on Hollywood. Her talent, versatility, and dedication to her craft have earned her respect and admiration from audiences worldwide. Could she be the dark horse in this year’s tournament?

  • Mary Lou Retton (#1)

    Mary Retton

    1989: Mary Lou Retton looks on. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport

    Mary Lou Retton is a legendary gymnast who captured the hearts of millions with her incredible performances, including Hardy’s. Her gold medal win at the 1984 Olympics, especially in the all-around competition, solidified her status as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. Mary Lou’s groundbreaking achievements continue to inspire aspiring athletes around the world.

  • Donna Reed (#4)

    Donna Reed was a actress known for her roles in classic films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “From Here to Eternity.” Her on-screen presence endeared her to audiences, earning her widespread recognition and acclaim. Beyond her acting talents, Donna Reed was also a dedicated humanitarian, contributing to various charitable causes throughout her life.

  • Joyce Dewitt (#4)


    Joyce DeWitt is an actress best known for her role as Janet Wood in the classic sitcom “Three’s Company.” Her portrayal of Janet alongside John Ritter and Suzanne Somers made her a household name in the 1970s and 1980s. Joyce’s comedic timing and charming personality endeared her to audiences, contributing to the show’s popularity.

  • Mary Louise-Parker (#4)


    Mary-Louise Parker is a talented actress known for her diverse roles in film, television, and theater. She has received critical acclaim for her performances in projects like “Weeds,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and “Angels in America.” Mary-Louise’s ability to bring depth and authenticity to her characters, coupled with her captivating presence on screen, has solidified her reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and versatile performers

  • Peggy Flemming (#4)

    Peggy Fleming is an iconic figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. Her performances, particularly at the 1968 Winter Olympics, captivated audiences worldwide and earned her widespread admiration. Peggy’s lasting impact on the sport have made her a legend in figure skating history.

  • Andrienne Lavalley (Floors Direct) (#3)


    Adrienne LaValley is a familiar face locally, thanks to her appearances in National Floors Direct commercials. She’s also popped up in various TV shows and films, adding to her recognition in the area.

  • Laurel Coppock (Toyota Girl) (#3)


    Laurel Coppock is famous for playing “Jan” in Toyota commercials. Her comedic talent and likable character made her well-known in advertising. She’s also acted in TV shows and movies, showing her range as an actress.

  • Natalie Palamides (progressive) (#3)


    Natalie Palamides is an actress and comedian known for her unique style and performances. She has gained recognition from being in one of the agents from the Progressive commercials.

  • Kathryn Feeney (#3)


    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 20: Kathryn Feeney attends Season 1 Premiere Of Netflix’s ” Mr. Iglesias” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Nancy Kerrigan (#2)

    Nancy Kerrigan is a retired figure skater who won medals at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics. She’s also known for a well-publicized incident where she was attacked by associates of a rival skater. Kerrigan is now active in charitable work and continues to be a respected figure in figure skating.



  • Harley Jane Kozak (#2)


    Harley Jane Kozak is an actress known for her roles in movies and television shows. She has appeared in films like “Parenthood” and “Arachnophobia,” as well as TV series such as “Santa Barbara” and “The Parent ‘Hood.” Kozak’s versatile acting skills and memorable performances have earned her recognition in the entertainment industry.

  • Maggie Gyllenhall (#2)


    Maggie Gyllenhaal is an actress known for her roles in films such as “The Dark Knight,” “Secretary,” and “Donnie Darko.” She has received critical acclaim for her versatile performances and has established herself as a prominent figure in Hollywood.

  • Rhea Seehorn (#2)


    Rhea Seehorn is widely recognized for her outstanding portrayal of Kim Wexler in the popular TV series “Better Call Saul.” Her ability to bring depth and nuance to the character has earned her immense praise from critics and viewers alike. Seehorn’s work on the show has established her as a standout talent in the television industry.


    In the realm of sports talk radio, such unexpected debates often lead to exciting and captivating events that keep listeners tuned in. During this morning’s Toucher & Hardy show, Fred unveiled the contenders for the eagerly awaited tournament, March Plainness! The question remains: who will Hardy select as the ultimate champion?

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