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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: New Kickoff Rule and The Tuck Rule

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At the time of writing this, it's 50/50 in yesterday's matchup between "Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season" and "Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck." They're both mind-numbingly idiotic things in their own right, and one winning over the other seems almost wrong. Either way, I have no idea which one is going to win it, but I'll go ahead and guess the latter just because. Today, we've got the brand new kickoff rule up against the tuck rule. Two terrible rules!

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) New Kickoff Rule

The NFL decided that they were going to move up kickoffs for player safety. As such, there will be a helluva lot more touchbacks. Like a lot more, to the point where it's going to be happening multiple times a game, probably. They said that it was for player safety, but I imagine they only did it so they can say the game is safer, so they can get closer to an eighteen-game season. To me, that really is the driving force behind the new rule, and that's what makes it worse. I just hate how, before the rule, it really did feel like kickoffs and special teams could change a game. It really was 1/3 of a football game, now I feel like kickoffs when down will have a lot less excitement, and it definitely is no longer on the same level as offense and defense.

(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.

Day 53: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck versus Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season -
Day 52: Blackouts def. Cortland Finnegan Not Getting Beaten Up More Often - 180-102
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