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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: Blackouts and Cortland Finnegan Lacking Beatdowns

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At the time of writing this, it looks like Garth DeFelice is going to fall to "Brett Favre's Media Whoring," which is a shame because I think either of those are strong candidates, but we're nearing the end of this Tournament of Badness. I think the winner is going to end up in the finals, but anything can happen at this point. Today, we've got the strong six seed "Blackouts" up against the somewhat sensitive topic (to Titans fans) of "Cortland Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often". No idea what's going to happen here.

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.

(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.

(15) Cortland Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often

Now, I suppose I made a bit of an oversight the last time I explained this one. As it happens, quite a fewTennessee Titans fans got quite a bit upset when it comes to this. They insist that he's a great teammate and is active in the community ... that's all well and fine, that's also something I never disputed. I am exposed to Finnegan a lot less than they are, but they don't get is that I am exposed to what Finnegan wants me to be exposed to. I see him out there every couple of weeks being completely ridiculous and more than a little annoying, so when I see Andre Johnson lay the smackdown on him, I'm going to enjoy every bit of it (even if it wasn't that much of a beatdown at all). So yeah, him not getting beaten up more often for his antics on the field is a pretty awful thing about the National Football League, to be quite honest.

Day 51: Brett Favre's Media Whoring versus Garth DeFelice -
Day 50: Prevent Defense def. Player 'X' Is A Football Player - 150-62
Day 49: Cowboys Being America's Team def. New Referee Rule - 223-55
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