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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: Twitter Beefs and The Prevent Defense

We've got a potential upset on our hands, though it's a close one, so it's still anybody's matchup at the time of writing this. Actually, it will probably still be anybody's matchup when this post goes live, because yesterday's will run until 4:00 p.m. pacific today. So as of posting this, you can still go vote if you happened to miss that matchup. Get those vote totals up ... and yes, I am secretly (not so secretly now) hoping for a win for those terrible Seahawks alternates. At any rate, today, we've got "Twitter Beefs" (along with a recycled description) up against the often-infuriating "Prevent Defense." Not sure how this one is going to go down.

So make the jump to read the descriptions of the participants for today, read full results from the opening round of the bracket, 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.

(6) Twitter Beefs

You're walking down the street, with new kicks and you're feeling good. Some jive turkey decides he's not gonna move out of the way, he expects you to. Hell no you aren't about to move out of the way, so you keep going, you bump shoulders and what does this guy do? He steps on your shoe. The fact that your shoes are meant to get dirty really doesn't matter, this turkey just broke the rules. So you get into his face. You say some stuff, he calls you out, you tell him to call you out again and see what happens, somebody throws a chair and that [site decorum] is on. That's how confrontations should be, and how they have always been in some form or another (with small details differing here or there) and now we've got these guys on Twitter popping off at the top to players they don't even match up with. Now don't get me wrong, I love Twitter and I follow many players religiously, this issolely about Twitter Beefs. That is to say, players getting at eachother with the trash talk over Twitter ... it's never good trash talk, it's never funny, it's never clever, and nothing ever comes out of it. I love me some trash talk, but it just doesn't translate to the Twitter world. (As an aside, Twitter Beefs outside of the context of the NFL are also one of the worst things ever.)

(3) Prevent Defense

The prevent defense is not a useless formation, but there's nothing more frustrating than a team running the prevent too soon. When that happens, they can start to fall behind, and nine-and-a-half times out of ten, teams neglect to switch up the gameplan when it's not working. They stick by it, and it prevents them from winning. It has it's uses, but it makes an ugly appearance far too often. The prevent defense is utterly maddening to watch unfold. Especially when Mike Singletary and Greg Manusky are running things.

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results

Day 34: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle versus Seahawks Alternates -
Day 33: Cowyboys Being Referred To As "America's Team" def. Rookie Holdouts - 340-112
Day 32: Score, Commercial, Kickoff, Commercial def. Wins Being A Quarterback Stat - 151-52
Day 31: Under .500 Teams Making The Playoffs/Hosting def. Super Bowl Circus Week - 121-100
Day 30: Divas def. Kinda/Sorta Sudden Death Overtime - 155-100
Day 29: The Brady Six def. The New Schedule of the NFL Draft - 159-96
Day 28: Joe Buck def. New England Cheatriots - 187-165
Day 27: Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset def. Name Value MVPs - 122-102
Day 26: Undeserving Pro Bowlers def. Peter King - 182-66
Day 25: The Brady Rule def. Expensive Beer - 196-105
Day 24: Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke def. New Cowboys Stadium - 251-108
Day 23: The Tuck Rule def. God Cares Way Too Much About Football - 157-136
Day 22: New Kickoff Rule def. The Dancing Robot on FOX - 240-152
Day 21: Al Davis Drafting Like He's Being Advised By Ricky Bobby def. Matt Millen - 186-128
Day 20: Less Cheerleaders def. Joe Theismann - 182-139
Day 19: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Need To Look At The Film - 152-119
Day 18: Players Doing Stupid Things def. Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter Account - 129-55
Day 17: Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season def. Player 'X Is A Beast - 209-39
Day 16: Cortland Finnegan def. Frank Gore's Love For Moran Norris - 191-145
Day 15: NFL's Exclusive License With EA def. Super Bowl Halftime Shows - 161-139
Day 14: Players Celebrating When Down Big def. Being A "Poor Man's" Something - 244-35
Day 13: TV Blackouts def Player 'X' Always Being Wide Open - 253-43
Day 12: Garth DeFelice def. Donovan McNabb And Overtime Rules - 207-48
Day 11: Daniel Snyder def. Rex Ryan's Foot Fetish - 126-76
Day 10: Fans That Take It Too Far def Franchise Tag - 231-42
Day 9: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. New AFC and NFC Championship Trophies - 293-39
Day 8: Player 'X' Is A Football Player def. Player 'X' Is A Future Hall Of Famer - 194-96
Day 7: Chris Berman's Mannerisms def. The Many Faces of Philip Rivers - 188-185
Day 6: Prevent Defense def. Wildcat Formation - 296-65
Day 5: Twitter Beefs def Madden Curse - 125-108
Day 4: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle def. Icing The Kicker - 180-116
Day 3: Seahawks Alternates def. Buccaneers Loser Uniforms - 328-118
Day 2: Rookie Holdouts def. Week 16, 17 Byes - 266-65
Day 1: "America's Team" def. "New York FOOTBALL Giants" - 428-40

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results