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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Twitter Beefs, Madden Curse

Enjoy this moment, Hillis. You have ensured your fate.(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for EA Sports)
Enjoy this moment, Hillis. You have ensured your fate.(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for EA Sports)
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Four days down, fifty-nine to go, folks! The Niners Nation NFL Tournament of Badness is rollin' right along, and I couldn't be happier. At the time of writing this, it looks like the new referee rule is going to run away with the match against "Icing the Kicker," which is actually shocking to me, personally. Nothing like some good ol' first round upsets to make a bracket interesting, no? Well, today we've got a good matchup, as "Twitter Beefs," takes on the infamous "Madden Curse".

So we can get to the voting, 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.

(6) Twitter Beefs

You're walking down the street, with new kicks and you're feeling good. Some jive turkey decides he's not gonna move out of the way, he expects you to. Hell no you aren't about to move out of the way, so you keep going, you bump shoulders and what does this guy do? He steps on your shoe. The fact that your shoes are meant to get dirty really doesn't matter, this turkey just broke the rules. So you get into his face. You say some stuff, he calls you out, you tell him to call you out again and see what happens, somebody throws a chair and that [site decorum] is on. That's how confrontations should be, and how they have always been in some form or another (with small details differing here or there) and now we've got these guys on Twitter popping off at the top to players they don't even match up with. Now don't get me wrong, I love Twitter and I follow many players religiously, this is solely about Twitter Beefs. That is to say, players getting at eachother with the trash talk over Twitter ... it's never good trash talk, it's never funny, it's never clever, and nothing ever comes out of it. I love me some trash talk, but it just doesn't translate to the Twitter world. (As an aside, Twitter Beefs outside of the context of the NFL are also one of the worst things ever.)

(11) Madden Curse

Oh it's real, don't you forget it, folks. The Madden Curse has struck, it always strikes. It knows, it is infallible. Peyton Hillis, as much as I hate to say it, is in for a rough 2011 campaign. We should be thanking our lucky stars that Patrick Willis lost in the Madden NFL 12 cover vote, because the last thing we need is P-Dub getting hurt badly or having a terrible season. I don't know what else to say about this ... the curse is very, very real, my friends. Alternatively, if you think people who think the curse is real are stupid, you can vote for the curse in that regard as well. Works on multiple levels!

After the jump, I'm including links to the previous matchups.

Day 1: "America's Team" def. "New York FOOTBALL Giants" - 428-40
Day 2: Rookie Holdouts def. Week 16, 17 Byes - 266-65
Day 3: Seahawks Alternates def. Buccaneers Loser Uniforms - 328-118
Day 4: Icing The Kicker def. New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle - 180-116

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results