After a long and extensive process, esteemed colleague Brent Brookhouse and I are proud to bring you the 2011 Bloody Elbow Tournament of Bad, an idea from the local Chicago sports radio show, Boers and Bernstein. The concept is simple: compile a list of 64 of the worst things related to the sport of MMA and pit them against one another in an NCAA Tournament-style bracket. You, the readers, vote on each match up until we have our ultimate champion.
We're down to 32. Check out the review of round one and the updated bracket for a full overview.
Now, for the first matchups from the Round of 32:
(1) Mike Goldberg, human sound board vs. (8) MMA Judging
(4) Chris Leben and alcohol vs. (12) Fight of the Night bonuses to bad brawls
(3) "Explosive and athletic" black fighter stereotype vs. (6) Live shots of Kevin James
(2) Gus Johnson's makeup vs. (7) Jesus Didn't Tap clothing
Photos courtesy of Combat Lifestyle, Flickr Creative Commons, UFC.com, Google, and the Honolulu Police Department.
Voting after the jump. Polls close at midnight ET tomorrow.