Finally, after much posturing and takeover of the Golden Nuggets, the NN NFL Tournament of Badness is ready to begin. We've got the bracket ready, and at 2:00 p.m. pacific every day from here on out (save for recap days), we'll have one matchup that will last 24 hours apiece, in order down the left side of the bracket. The polls will automatically close after 24 hours and there will be no exceptions whatsoever. That's a 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. run time, if you need it spelled out for you. Each day, the bracket will be updated with the results and the number of votes for each selection, so bookmark the bracket and check it around 2:00 p.m. each day.
Now, remember, we are voting on what we believe to be the absolute worst thing of the two. If you're voting in a worst food contest, and you like pizza more than hamburgers, you would then vote for hamburgers in that matchup. Get it? Got it? Good. Up today, we've got the number-one seeded Dallas Cowboys Being America's Team up against the moniker "New York FOOTBALL Giants".
(1) Dallas Being Referred To As "America's Team
This is a number-one seed for good reason: we all hate the Cowboys. Maddeningly enough, they refer to themselves as "America's Team," for some reason that they continually try and justify. Dallas, for one, should not be the city to represent America by any stretch of the imagination. Should our San Francisco 49ers be Ameirca's Team? Hell no, not at all, but the Cowboys shouldn't be either. The only team in pro sports that even begins to fit that mold in my mind is the New York Yankees, and I hate them too, so yeah ...
(16) New York "FOOTBALL" Giants
We get it - they were called that in the beginning because the baseball team called the New York Giants was around at that point. The moniker makes sense in that regard, but how long have the Giants been in San Francisco? Long enough ... and yet, people continue to make the distinction in everyday conversation. You distinguish them by saying the city now, folks, not the sport. What's even worse, is how people emphasize the word "FOOTBALL" like it's a catchphrase of some sort. It's not. It's annoying.