Two one seeds have made it into the final eight, how will today's go? We've got "The Brady Rule" back in action, and so far its crushed any competition in its way. That's going against the underrated Joe Buck. I say "underrated" in a sense of badness, as I underestimated just how terrible people feel like he is. Well I'm glad people are passionate about it, which means today's matchup might be a good one! Yesterday, we had a very close one and at the time of writing this, it's about even so it's anybody's game!
So make the jump to read the descriptions of the participants for today, read full results from the opening round of the bracket, view the entire bracket. But first: 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. Make the jump.
(1) The Brady Rule
The game becoming safer in some aspects is not at all a bad thing, but as we've seen with the new kickoff rule that advanced past that insufferable dancing robot, some things are too much. Each season, some new rule comes out protecting quarterbacks so they never get hurt. For years, quarterbacks got hurt and put on injured reserve, but it wasn't until Tom Brady of the New England Patriots took a knee injury (a freak knee injury, at that) and was out for the season that the league decided to start pampering quarterbacks. Brady got hurt, that hurt viewership and all of that, so the league decided that "all" quarterbacks needed to be protected. So they implemented some new rules to protect "all" quarterbacks, but unfortunately they only seem to be implemented around the bigger names, for the most part. That might be a little unfair, but defensive players get penalized just for taking the same field as your Bradys, your Mannings and your Brees...es... It's bad, they're calling roughing far too often and fining people left and right. Just terrible. Awful. Terrible awfulness. Awful terribleness.
(13) Joe Buck
So, I typed in Joe Buck's name into Google just to get some examples of how awful he is, and this was one of the first images that showed on the first page. Anyway .. moving on from that. Joe Buck is a terrible commentator, to start. He has no skills during a game, in talking about players or what's actually happening on the field. Outside of that, the guy hates everything and everybody. He's got this air of jealousy about him that you can feel at all times, save for when he's calling a game, in which case he's usually half -asleep and unable to actually function on a jealous level. Look, I don't need to explain this anymore. The guy is turrible.
Day 54: New Kickoff Rule versus Tuck Rule -
Day 53: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season - 180-122
Day 52: Blackouts def. Cortland Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often - 180-102
Day 51: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. Garth DeFelice - 203-88
Day 50: Prevent Defense def. Player 'X' Is A Football Player - 150-62
Day 49: Cowboys Being America's Team def. New Referee Rule - 223-55
Day 48: Score, Commercial, Kickoff, Commercial def. Under .500 Teams Making Playoffs - 281-43
Day 47: Divas def. The Brady Six - 138-100
Day 46: Joe Buck def. Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset - 180-112
Day 45: The Brady Rule def. Undeserving Pro Bowlers - 194-84
Day 44: Tuck Rule def. Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke - 226-160
Day 43: New Kickoff Rule def. Al Davis Drafting Like Ricky Bobby Is Advising - 140-79
Day 42: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Less Cheerleaders - 190-113
Day 41: Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season def. Players Doing Stupid Things - 126 - 122
Day 40: Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often def. NFL's Exclusive License With EA - 185-161
Day 39: Blackouts versus Players Celebrating When Down Big - 229-185
Day 38: Garth DeFelice def. Daniel Snyder - 181-67
Day 37: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. Fans That Take It Too Far - 201-90
Day 36: Player 'X' Is A Football Player def. Chris Berman's Mannerisms- 128-60
Day 35: Prevent Defense def. Twitter Beefs - 198-76
Day 34: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle def. Seahawks Alternates - 187-161
Day 33: Cowyboys Being Referred To As "America's Team" def. Rookie Holdouts - 340-112