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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Tom Brady Rule and Expensive Beer

Interesting to see that Niners Nation isn't just voting for the option that includes something to do with the Dallas Cowboys ... I call that progress! Or maybe it's just that there's already something else in the bracket that has to do with the Cowboys, and having them meet in the final would be something akin to dividing by zero and having the universe collapse into itself. So it's good that, at the time of writing this, it seems like we're going to avoid that. Today, we've got the final one seed to have its opening round matchup as The Brady Rule is taking on the lowly sixteen seed expensive beer! Two of the three one seeds advanced already, how will this one fare?

So make the jump to read the descriptions of the participants for today, read full results from the left side of the bracket and of course, 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 It's bad, they're calling roughing far too often and fining people left and right. Just terrible. Awful. Terrible awfulness. Awful terribleness.

(16) Expensive Beer

Hell yeah! Take off to the game, do some grilling, drink your body weight in beer and then head into the stadium. First thing you need? More beer! Unfortunately, it's twelve dollars for a Katt Williams-sized sippy cup of anything approaching something worthy of being called "beer." In actuality, everything is expensive there, but it's the beer that's the worst. I don't want to trip and spill the drop of beer they give you (for a low low price of seven bucks) on my shirt ... five or ten beers and I might get a stain! Just turrible. All kinds of turrible.

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: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle def. Icing The Kicker - 180-116
Day 5: Twitter Beefs def Madden Curse - 125-108
Day 6: Prevent Defense def. Wildcat Formation - 296-65
Day 7: Chris Berman's Mannerisms def. The Many Faces of Philip Rivers - 188-185
Day 8: Player 'X' Is A Football Player def. Player 'X' Is A Future Hall Of Famer - 194-96
Day 9: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. New AFC and NFC Championship Trophies - 293-39
Day 10: Fans That Take It Too Far def Franchise Tag - 231-42
Day 11: Daniel Snyder def. Rex Ryan's Foot Fetish - 126-76
Day 12: Garth DeFelice def. Donovan McNabb And Overtime Rules - 207-48
Day 13: TV Blackouts def Player 'X' Always Being Wide Open - 253-43
Day 14: Players Celebrating When Down Big def. Being A "Poor Man's" Something - 244-35
Day 15: NFL's Exclusive License With EA def. Super Bowl Halftime Shows - 161-139
Day 16: Cortland Finnegan def. Frank Gore's Love For Moran Norris - 191-145
Day 17: Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season def. Player 'X Is A Beast - 209-39
Day 18: Players Doing Stupid Things def. Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter Account - 129-55
Day 19: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Need To Look At The Film - 152-119
Day 20: Less Cheerleaders def. Joe Theismann - 182-139
Day 21: Al Davis Drafting Like He's Being Advised By Ricky Bobby def. Matt Millen - 186-128
Day 22: New Kickoff Rule def. The Dancing Robot on FOX - 240-152
Day 23: The Tuck Rule def. God Cares Way Too Much About Football - 157-136
Day 24: Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke versus New Cowboys Stadium -

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results