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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: MVPs and Racial Profiling Skillsets

Afternoon, folks. Yesterday, there was no match to vote on in the Niners Nation NFL Tournament of Badness ... mostly because I forgot. That is to say, I thought that I had scheduled the post and evidently, I did not. So here we are, no harm no foul. Undeserving Pro Bowlers just advanced past Peter King, beating him handily. I figured it would, so kudos for King in not being the word thing about the NFL. We've got a somewhat similar entrant in comparison to the previous winner, as Name Value MVPs is taking on Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset. Should be a good matchup.

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.

(5) Name Value MVPs

Sometimes, a team does really good and there's one person that can be described as the catalyst for success. You would call that player the MVP. Sometimes, an undeserving quarterback gets that label instead of the player who really deserves it simply for the fact that he's a quarterback. Sometimes, a player will be all over the news and will play pretty good, but he'll win the MVP for the simple that that he was all over the news. Can't put it any simpler than this: the MVP award is an absolute joke in every way. That is all.

(12) Racial Profiling A Player's Skillset

This was a vote-in that I assessed to be about a 12-seed. This is not "racism" itself, which is clearly one of the worst things in the history of ... anything, in or out of the NFL. This is incorrectly identifying a player's skillset simply because of his race. It's a minor form of racism that just about everybody is prone to do. Sometimes, the comparisons are apt, but sometimes ... they're really not. Like calling Peyton Hillis the next John Riggins, or Michael Vick the next Warren Moon. It's not harmful so much as it is silly. Silly and stupid and just ... silly. Yes. That's what I'm going with.

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 def. Expensive Beer - 196-105
Day 26: Undeserving Pro Bowlers def. Peter King - 182-66

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results