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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: Andrew Luck, Tanking and Players Being Busts

It looks as though the six-seeded "Blackouts" is going to advance into the final eight in this Tournament of Badness. I expected it to do well, though it has been winning more decisively than I figured. Today, we have sixteen- and twelve-seeds in action - something I didn't expect. "Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season" is set to take on "Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck." Will the sixteen seed continue its run through the top contenders? Who knows?

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.

(16) Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season

This one really gets on my nerves because ... well, it's just harsh. They're rookies, maybe they have jitters, maybe they didn't get all the time they needed in the offseason, maybe a lot of things. Rookies do not always come into the league and dominate. There are rules, and then there are exceptions to the rule. There's no reason to call a guy a bust after one season unless he plays like Jimmy Clausen or something.

(12) Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck

Ugh. Really, guys? This is the best thing we can think of? You don't like a draft pick? Well that's good, we can tank the season and draft Andrew Luck. What, we have to travel to Green Bay again? Tank the season to draft Andrew Luck. Alex Smith is our quarterback? He should lose games on purpose because that will be smart for him to do. Herp and derp and derp and herp, gents. That's all I have to say to you. I wash my hands of that silliness.

Day 52: Blackouts versus Cortland Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often -
Day 51: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. Garth DeFelice - 203-88
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