NFL.com Greatest Uniform bracket undermined by voter manipulation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There is controversy in the NFL.com Greatest Uniform Bracket. Voter manipulation has taken over!

I realize training camp is getting underway, and there is plenty of important stuff to discuss, but this is kind of making me laugh. The folks at NFL.com put together a bracket to determine the "Greatest Uniform in NFL History", and our 49ers are in the finals against the Carolina Panthers 2012 alternate. Voting runs until 6:00 p.m. PT, Wednesday evening.

If it sounds a little fishy that the Panthers 2012 alternate is in the finals, the current vote tabulation is even more fishy. Here is a screen shot of the recent total

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The Panthers '12 alternate is thoroughly blowing away the 49ers. I suppose it is possible Panthers fans are much more mobilized, but then I got this series of tweets:

Our Panthers blog chimed in on the controversy as well with a particularly serious take:

I get the general idea of how this kind of coding works, but I don't know enough about computers to know how it is implemented. If anybody out there feels like stuffing the ballot box for the 49ers uniform, head over and go to town.

I realize this is not remotely important. But damn if it isn't amusing. I think we'll all survive if the 49ers do not win the Greatest Uniform bracket, but seeing NFL.com get manipulated like this is pretty funny.

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