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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: Prevent Defense and Players Being Football Players

Well, we had a number one seed in action yesterday and ... predictably, "Cowboys Being America's Team" absolutely is thrashing the opposition. I'd pick it to win the whole tournament if there weren't two other very strong two-seeds remaining. In fact, we've got strong two-and-three seeds going up against eachother today, as the "Prevent Defense" is up against "Player 'X' Is A Football Player." I legitimately have no idea how this one will turn out, which means it will probably be a blowout.

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.

(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.

(2) Player 'X' Is A Football Player

There are some players who give more to the game of football than other players. There are players you can visibly tell are playing harder than other players. Somebody like Justin Smith is a guy with a never-ending motor who shows up for sixty minutes, regardless of the score at any given time in those sixty minutes. Somebody like Cris Collinsworth would say that Justin Smith is a "football player." Somebody like Cris Collinsworth draws my eternal ire unlike any other. I kind of know what it is that people are trying to convey when they say "this guy is a football player," but it happens to be different almost every time. Being a football player when said like this can mean you're good, you have a high motor, you can do a lot, or, considering the loose criteria, you exist. It's annoying, and there are better ways to describe it. I will ride this one all the way until the end if I can. I absolutely hate this saying. They are all football players, folks. Ugh.

Day 49: Cowboys Being America's Team versus New Referee Rule -
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