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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: Cowboys Being 'America's Team' and New Referee Rules

We've reached the final sixteen in the Niners Nation NFL Tournament of Badness. Three number one seeds remain, and one of them is in action today. To catch up, we've got the links at the ends of these posts, and you can always view the full bracket to see where we're at. Yesterday, the two-seeded "Score, Commercial, Kickoff, Commercial" dominated the polls and I think that one will be a force to be reckoned with here as we enter the final sixteen.

As mentioned, today we've got a one-seed in action, as "Dallas Cowboys Being Referred To As 'America's Team'" is taking on "New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle." The latter has been much stronger than I initially anticipated in the tournament thus far, but I wonder if it even stands a chance in today's matchup. I guess we'll see, though the former has garnered the highest vote totals of any this tournament. Maybe it's actual Cowboys fans reading who are voting, thinking that "winning" this tournament is a high honor. Go figure.

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.

(1) Cowboys Being Referred To As "America's Team"

We all hate the Dallas Cowboys to their very core. If you don't, I vote that you be banned on the spot. And when I say "vote" I mean "I'm going to ban you on the spot." In all actuality, even if you didn't hate them, you should really hate that they go around calling themselves "America's Team." I live in America and I (mostly) love this country, and they're not my team. They don't extol the virtues of being an American, nor do they represent anything about America to any degree. A blue and silver star is American? No, no ... that's not true at all. London Niner is better at being American than the Cowboys are.

(13) Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle

This was initially in the elimination round, and it made it through. There's a new rule that says the referees have to be set behind the line of scrimmage before a play can begin, which severely hinders quick playcalling. I've seen it have an effect on offenses that weren't even running the no huddle, that's how slow the referees are to get to it sometimes. This haven't affected the 49ers much considering they were lucky to get a play off before a delay-of-game in 2010 anyway, but it still sucks. A lot.

Day 48: Score, Commercial, Kickoff, Commercial def. Under .500 Teams Making Playoffs - 281-43
Day 47: Divas def. The Brady Six - 138-100
Day 46: Joe Buck def. Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset - 180-112
Day 45: The Brady Rule def. Undeserving Pro Bowlers - 194-84
Day 44: Tuck Rule def. Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke - 226-160
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