A cursory glance at the bracket tells me that we're almost done with the first half of the opening round, and looking over it, I see very few upsets thus far. We saw 'Icing the Kicker' and 'Rex Ryan's Foot Fetish' upset, though the latter may have been seeded improperly by the looks of it. Either way, I think we've got ourselves a pretty good tournament going on here! As I write this, the sixth-seeded 'Blackouts' is destroying the eleventh-seeded 'Player X Being Wide Open For Every Catch', as predicted. Seems right now that the blackout rule is just that stupid.
Today, we've got what I believe to be a very strong number three seed in 'Players Celebrating When Down Big' taking on 'Being A Poor Man's Something'. 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.
(3) Players Celebrating When Down Big
This is just ... one of the most idiotic things in sports. I don't mean a little bit of excitement after a touchdown reception or a certain meaningful play, I'm talking standing up and making the first down sign and jumping all around when you're down by two, three, four or even more scores. It's despicable, to be quite honest. Some would argue that celebrations in any vein are bad, and I'd definitely disagree with that line of thinking, but too often do I see a team that's down getting all kinds of pumped for something that is largely irrelevant. I'm not saying be depressed and somber, but ... come on. C'mon man.
(14) Being A "Poor Man's" Something
This advanced past the elimination round, either due to winning its matchup or me making an error (actually had an extra spot open that wasn't being voted on, I kept the eliminated option with the most votes, just don't remember which), but either way, it's here. Being a "poor man's" something means you're like one player ... except you're not. So basically, what I hate about it is just how vast the definition can be. Did you know that Michael Crabtree is the poor man's Jerry Rice? Yeah. It's true. They have similar styles. So he's a consolation in lieu of Rice. Yeah. OK. Totally. Anyway, this one is pretty self explanatory, and on all levels, it's pretty annoying.
After the jump is results from past days and the full, updated bracket.
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