Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Tournament of Bad 2012

It's back.

Are you a fan of college basketball and crave the NCAA Tournament? Could you not care less about brackets and office pools? Do you think the "Big Dance" is poor excuse for a reality show attempting to fill the slot of some well-written drama? Perhaps you fall somewhere mid-spectrum. Either way, 670 The Score in Chicago is back with the Tournament of Bad 2012.

Regardless of your opinion about the NCAA tournament, Boers and Bernstein from The Score have brackets for everyone. Without question, this is my favorite radio program next to my old college radio show. I know I've explained this before, but this is how it works.

The "Tournament of Bad" is simple. The guys developed a field of 64 divided into four regions just like the NCAA. This year they have four play-in games. Each match-up consists of two things (people, items, fan base, abstract concept, etc.). The "team" that advances is the "most bad" of the two. Here's an example.

This year's play-in games feature match-ups with "Canned Peas" versus "Frank Caliendo", "People Who Still Write Checks" versus "Mushrooms", "Wet Dog Hair" versus "The 'White' Crayon", and "Owning a Lion" versus "Unsalted Nuts". The "most bad" of those match-ups will advance to the field of 64.

Interested? Here are a few additional first round match-ups.

Dropping Your Cell Phone (5) vs. Bees (12)
Self-Thrown Birthday Parties (2) vs. Couples That Sit on the Same Side of Booth (15)
Water Parks (4) vs. Looking at Other People's Wedding Pictures (13)
Denim Shorts (6) vs. Driving With Your Pet on Your Lap (11)

Download your own brackets and play along.


4 Comments
girlcarew
How can you find out the winners?
girlcarew   Thursday, March 15, 2012
billpearch
I think you need to listen to the show. In the past, I'm not sure they updated the brackets online.
Bill Pearch   Friday, March 16, 2012
billpearch
They are updating the tournament online this year.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/tournament-of-bad/
Bill Pearch   Friday, March 16, 2012
hawkwolf
It depends on where you live and what a person likes because in North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference Mens Basketball Tournament and March Madness are only out ranked by a trip to the beach in popularity. At this point in time, the ACC has sent five teams to the Big Dance and two of the "Debs" (UVA and Dook) have been sent home. Later today, we find out if unc and Florida State survive; however, the good news is that NC State will be in St. Louis next Friday in the Sweet 16..
BeanCounter37   Sunday, March 18, 2012
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