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NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Seattle Seahawks and The Super Bowl Circus

As I expected when I went to prepare the post, "Divas" is beating the higher-seeded "Kinda/Sorta Sudden Death Overtime". That seems to be happening a lot on the right side of the bracket, which doesn't worry me because, in the end, the worst thing is the one that will be left standing. I'm not crazy about today's matchup, but I think either of this could end up being surprisingly strong, so let's get to "Under .500 Teams Making The Playoffs/Hosting A Playoff Game" taking on the Super Bowl Circus Week.

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.

(7) Under .500 Teams Making The Playoffs/Hosting A Playoff Game

Sure, it's not like this is a huge problem that happens all the time, and in fact, has only happened the one time, but it is something that reflects a problem one way or the other. For one, it's absolutely pathetic that a losing team makes the playoffs. For two, it's even more pathetic that said team hosts a playoff game. I don't think the answer is disallowing division winners with losing records from the playoffs, but some kind of re-seeding really should be in order. At the very least, how about a self deprecating laugh at ourselves for being in this crappy division, and the Seattle Seahawks for somehow winning it by total accident. Seriously, was anybody trying to win this thing last season? No? Didn't think so.

(10) Super Bowl Circus Week

I cannot stand the week before the Super Bowl. Do not believe what anybody says in regards to there being time off so people could "travel" to attend the game, those people have plenty of time without said week off. It's so they can cover it for all that amount of time and ask stupid questions about stupid hair and literally film six days worth of video on one man's ankle. It's the most mindless thing ever, not even the fans of the teams in the Super Bowl care about it. That's really all.

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
Day 27: Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset def. Name Value MVPs - 122-102
Day 28: Joe Buck def. New England Cheatriots - 187-165
Day 29: The Brady Six def. The New Schedule of the NFL Draft - 159-96
Day 30: Divas versus Kinda/Sorta Sudden Death Overtime -

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results