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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Fans That Take It Too Far, Franchise Tag

As it stands right now, Brett Favre's media whoring is absolutely demolishing the new look of the AFC and NFC Championship trophies. Personally, I feel like the trophies are really, really awful looking, but it's going to take something big to get me to vote against Brett Favre in a tournament of badness. Either way, we're moving on and we've got a good matchup today as Fans That Take It Too Far is going up against the Franchise Tag. Should be a good one, I wonder if it will be close. Something tells me we might have a blowout one way or the other.

We'll get to the voting in a moment, 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.

(8) Fans That Take It Too Far

This is on the bracket officially with "Eagles fans" added to it, and I want to point out right now that not all Eagles fans are bad, and we do indeed have a large community of great folks over at Bleeding Green Nation. That being said, when you're talking about something like this, the examples that come to mind come in the vein of Philly fans, so there's really nothing that can be done about that. Note, of course, that EVERY team has people like this, including our 49ers. Be it fans who freak out and call for a player's injury, or fans that take it too far and cause bodily harm to other fans or other fans' property, this was one doesn't need to be explained more than that. I hate it when somebody calls for injury or celebrates injury (recent example being certain Diamondbacks fans and Buster Posey), and it's obviously a horrible thing to be physically attacked due to your fandom. Fortunately, the latter doesn't happen as much as one might think.

(9) Franchise Tag

This is something that we have all benefited from at one point or another. So then, why is it in a Tournament of Badness? Because it's bad for the players, and kind of unfair when you really think about it. It also can create a situation where a team thinks they're coming ahead because they're keeping a great player, but that player has a down year because he doesn't want to be there, thus negatively affecting us as fans. I think you all get it, so get to voting!

Previous days and bracket after the jump.

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

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results