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NN NFL Tournament of Badness: NFL Schedule Blackouts and Players Celebrations

It looks like Daniel Snyder could be meeting his end after taking down Rex Ryan's foot fetish, (likely) losing to the formidable Garth DeFelice. Though at the time of writing this, there's plenty of time for Snyder to make a surprise purchase comeback. DeFelice is just ... just a [site decorum] in every sense of the word. The shame is that a good portion of people don't know who he is, they just recognize a referee who occasionally looks like a [site decorum] every now and then. But we know. We know how ridiculous he is.

Now today, we've got a great matchup between the six-seeded TV blackouts taking on the third-seeded "Players Celebrating When Down Big". I actually have no idea which way this one will go, but if I was a betting man (I am, actually), I'd be putting money on the the higher seed. I think blackouts isn't nearly as strong as it should be though, those things bug me to no end.

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.

(3) Players Celebrating When Down Big

This is just ... one of the most idiotic things in sports. I don't mean a little bit of excitement after a touchdown reception or a certain meaningful play, I'm talking standing up and making the first down sign and jumping all around when you're down by two, three, four or even more scores. It's despicable, to be quite honest. Some would argue that celebrations in any vein are bad, and I'd definitely disagree with that line of thinking, but too often do I see a team that's down getting all kinds of pumped for something that is largely irrelevant. I'm not saying be depressed and somber, but ... come on. C'mon man.

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results

Day 38: Garth DeFelice versus Daniel Snyder -
Day 37: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. Fans That Take It Too Far -
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
Day 32: Score, Commercial, Kickoff, Commercial def. Wins Being A Quarterback Stat - 151-52
Day 31: Under .500 Teams Making The Playoffs/Hosting def. Super Bowl Circus Week - 121-100
Day 30: Divas def. Kinda/Sorta Sudden Death Overtime - 155-100
Day 29: The Brady Six def. The New Schedule of the NFL Draft - 159-96
Day 28: Joe Buck def. New England Cheatriots - 187-165
Day 27: Racial Profiling a Player's Skillset def. Name Value MVPs - 122-102
Day 26: Undeserving Pro Bowlers def. Peter King - 182-66
Day 25: The Brady Rule def. Expensive Beer - 196-105
Day 24: Pro Bowl Being A Total Joke def. New Cowboys Stadium - 251-108
Day 23: The Tuck Rule def. God Cares Way Too Much About Football - 157-136
Day 22: New Kickoff Rule def. The Dancing Robot on FOX - 240-152
Day 21: Al Davis Drafting Like He's Being Advised By Ricky Bobby def. Matt Millen - 186-128
Day 20: Less Cheerleaders def. Joe Theismann - 182-139
Day 19: Tanking The Season To Draft Andrew Luck def. Need To Look At The Film - 152-119
Day 18: Players Doing Stupid Things def. Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter Account - 129-55
Day 17: Player 'X' Being A Bust After One Season def. Player 'X Is A Beast - 209-39
Day 16: Cortland Finnegan def. Frank Gore's Love For Moran Norris - 191-145
Day 15: NFL's Exclusive License With EA def. Super Bowl Halftime Shows - 161-139
Day 14: Players Celebrating When Down Big def. Being A "Poor Man's" Something - 244-35
Day 13: TV Blackouts def Player 'X' Always Being Wide Open - 253-43
Day 12: Garth DeFelice def. Donovan McNabb And Overtime Rules - 207-48
Day 11: Daniel Snyder def. Rex Ryan's Foot Fetish - 126-76
Day 10: Fans That Take It Too Far def Franchise Tag - 231-42
Day 9: Brett Favre's Media Whoring def. New AFC and NFC Championship Trophies - 293-39
Day 8: Player 'X' Is A Football Player def. Player 'X' Is A Future Hall Of Famer - 194-96
Day 7: Chris Berman's Mannerisms def. The Many Faces of Philip Rivers - 188-185
Day 6: Prevent Defense def. Wildcat Formation - 296-65
Day 5: Twitter Beefs def Madden Curse - 125-108
Day 4: New Referee Rule Limiting No Huddle def. Icing The Kicker - 180-116
Day 3: Seahawks Alternates def. Buccaneers Loser Uniforms - 328-118
Day 2: Rookie Holdouts def. Week 16, 17 Byes - 266-65
Day 1: "America's Team" def. "New York FOOTBALL Giants" - 428-40

NN NFL Tournament of Badness Bracket and Results