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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Peter King and Undeserving Pro Bowlers

Why so serious? (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Why so serious? (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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At the time of writing, it looks like the number one seed is going to hold against the deceptively strong "Expensive Beer". I should have figured that the low-seeded less cheerleaders and expensive beer would do well for you lot, you're all a bunch of crotchety old men, aren't you? Well that's fine, I'm a crotchety young man, and it takes something as awful as The Brady Rule to make me want to vote against expensive beer and, as it happens, Joe Theismann's terrible ... everything to get me to vote against less cheerleaders. Today, we've got a good one as "Undeserving Pro Bowlers" is taking on Peter King. I honestly have no idea how this one is going to go, because I don't know how you guys view Peter King, so he's appropriately seeded right about the middle of the pack.

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.

(8) Undeserving Pro Bowlers

Name value Pro Bowlers are happening more and more often. It's a shame when somebody makes it simply because they are a bigger name, and it's a shame when somebody doesn't make it because they flew under the national media radar. Vernon Davis in 2010 was a good example ... he had much better stats than Tony Gonzalez, and while I respect Tony G for everything he's done in his career, the Pro Bowl should be taken on a year-to-year basis, and he did not have as good a year as Davis, nor was he as valuable to his team, whether the wins and losses lined up or not. It's an absolute fact that Tony Gonzalez made it because he's Tony Gonzalez. This kind of thing is silly, even when it doesn't have anything to do with the 49ers, obviously. It's just a shame, at this point.

(9) Peter King

This one is very open to interpretation. Perhaps you don't like King's style of writing, or his time on camera. Maybe you don't like how the guy hasn't broken a story in years and he's still regarded as the best 'reporter'. This is the guy who compared Brett Favre potentially not playing anymore to the death of Jim Johnson. Then, when King went on his training camp tour, every single team he visited got half a paragraph, then a quip about a text from his good buddy Favre, then another half of a paragraph about the team he was so inconvenienced as to be watching. King has also gone on record saying that one catch is more important than a career of great numbers, basically implying that David Tyree should make the Hall of Fame over someone like Marvin Harrison. I mean, these are just general incidents of King's awful-ness ... you can feel it seeping from his every pore when you watch him, so there's that. I'm not even breaking the ice with this one, and I think I might actually break SB Nation is I were to write about every thing he does that sucks.

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 def. New Cowboys Stadium - 251-108
Day 25: The Brady Rule versus Expensive Beer -

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results