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NN NFL Tournamnet of Badness Opening Round: TV Blackouts, Players Always Open

Well, as it stands, Garth DeFelice is dominating Donovan McNabb's understanding of overtime rules, which is basically how it was supposed to go down. I'll probably vote for Garth in every match he's in, because I despise him that much. I'll let him go straight to the finals and win this whole thing. I'll probably even cheat and fix some matches along the way, who knows? Anyway, today we've got another interesting one, at least in my mind. It's television blackouts taking on "Saying Player 'X' Is Wide Open For Every Catch". Good, no?

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.

(6) Blackouts

These are just the worst. People are punished for not going and paying for overpriced tickets, food and drink. If a team doesn't sellout, they get blacked out in that area. It's a vicious process that limits exposure for the team. I wish they understood that not a single person is going to think "Ah man, I can't watch the game on TV this week? I better buy a ticket!" No. They're going to just not watch. They're going to do without. Blackouts are the worst. That's really all there is to it.

(11) Saying "Player 'X' Is Wide Open" When He's Not

There's more than one kind of offender in this regard. The most annoying of which is when commentators identify a receiver as "wide open" after making any kind of catch, because it sounds good. Half the time, the receivers are not "wide open." That isn't to say that there's good coverage or anything, but you hear them say things like "He was running free out there," etc ... no he wasn't. That's just how it is. The other offender is the whiny fan who wants to complain when a receiver fails to make a catch. He'll stomp his feet and cry, and tell you just how wide open the receiver was and how it's terrible he didn't make the catch. Just pretty darn annoying.

After the jump, links to past days and the full bracket with results.

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

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results