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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: The Pro Bowl and The Tuck Rule

Yesterday, the tournament post went up at noon due to some scheduling issues, so we already know how that one ended, the new kickoff rule soundly beat Al Davis' drafting strategy, as it should have. That new rule is going to kill a good portion of my excitement during football games. Plus it's going to eliminate the factor of me feeling like our team could, you know, come back when down due to special teams ... not that we've had a great returner lately or anything. So that one sucks, shall we move on?

Today we've got another thing that's related to the Oakland Raiders, and at the very least, I think we can recognize this one as being completely awful, yes? I mean, obviously, it screwed the Raiders out of something special which is awesome ... but you guys know this sucks. I'm talking, of course, about the "Tuck Rule". That's going up against "Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke" ... Should be a good one.

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.

(10) Tuck Rule

So this rule was conceived at some point back when women were burned at the stake for being witches because they could read. It's archaic and silly all in one, and it's an obscure little rule that cost a team a Super Bowl. Actually, I know some 49ers fans will probably be alright with the rule considering the team that got screwed, but I'd like to remind you all the team that didn't get screwed by it: the New England Tom Bradys. Yeah. So if I were you, I'd vote without team biases here.

(2) Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke

It's really pathetic that the NFL's All-Star game is actually less meaningful than the all-star game of other sports. The Pro Bowl is just ... well, it's a joke. Inevitably, I get upset when there's snubs each year, even though I know that it really is meaningless. The best players don't always make it, and sometimes the voting is just an absolute joke. It's a popularity contest, and it's voted on when there's still about a third of the season remaining. Anyway, they're doing everything they can to make this thing relevant, moving it around, moving the date around ... it's never going to work, not without some significant changes. The Pro Bowl sucks.

Day 43: New Kickoff Rule def. Al Davis Drafting Like Ricky Bobby Is Advising - 140-79
Day 42: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Less Cheerleaders - 190-113
Day 41: Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season def. Players Doing Stupid Things - 126 - 122
Day 40: Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often def. NFL's Exclusive License With EA - 185-161
Day 39: Blackouts versus Players Celebrating When Down Big - 229-185
Day 38: Garth DeFelice def. Daniel Snyder - 181-67
Day 37: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. Fans That Take It Too Far - 201-90
Day 36: Player 'X' Is A Football Player def. Chris Berman's Mannerisms- 128-60
Day 35: Prevent Defense def. Twitter Beefs - 198-76
Day 34: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle def. Seahawks Alternates - 187-161
Day 33: Cowyboys Being Referred To As "America's Team" def. Rookie Holdouts - 340-112

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results