View Full Version : March Madness ANTI-CHAMPIONSHIP: Most hated popular musical act of the 90s

Happy Lendervedder
04-04-2015, 01:37 PM
The NCAA has their One Shining Moment. We've got One Shitty Moment. It's time to pick the loser of this tournament!

Round 1 is complete. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=751917) Round 2 is complete. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=752233) Round 3 is complete. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=752527) Round 4 is complete. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=752821) Round 5 is complete. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=753170)

In this competition, I don't give a crap about the "best" or "greatest." I want to know the MOST LOATHED popular musical artist of the 1990s.

That means in this match-up, you are going to vote for the musical act you HATE THE MOST!

Let me repeat that: Don't vote for your favorite; YOU WILL CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE ARTIST YOU HATE MORE. We will be voting for artists with our vitriol, and will soon be left with the one musical act that cumulatively received the most amount of our pure, unadulterated hatred.

The original pool of 64 candidates came from the top-selling artists and/or artists that had highly-reviewed albums and/or released multiple songs that somehow permeated the culture. Voting for this round will continue until 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 8.

Which do you hate more?

Puff Daddy vs. 98 Degrees

04-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Puff Daddy it is.

(In the background, the wife says "I like 98 Degrees.")

Happy Lendervedder
04-04-2015, 02:56 PM
Puff Daddy

04-04-2015, 03:05 PM
98 degrees

04-04-2015, 03:24 PM
98 Degrees

basset hound
04-04-2015, 03:36 PM
Puff Daddy

04-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Puff Daddy

04-04-2015, 04:14 PM
Puff Daddy

04-04-2015, 05:15 PM
98 Degrees

04-04-2015, 05:28 PM
I don't really hate Puff Daddy so, without a second thought, it's 98 Degrees.

04-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Puff Daddy

04-04-2015, 06:15 PM
More hated bands got upset along the way. We still have an example of a hated type... the boy band.

98 Degrees

don't ask
04-04-2015, 06:17 PM
98 Degrees

Freudian Slit
04-04-2015, 06:27 PM
98 Degrees

tenacious j
04-04-2015, 07:33 PM
98 degrees, but this is a tough one.
What happened to Live? Them, I would vote for against almost everyone.

04-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Puff Daddy

Freudian Slit
04-04-2015, 09:19 PM
More hated bands got upset along the way. We still have an example of a hated type... the boy band.

I still can't believe people hated Hanson less than 98 Degrees.

Ike Witt
04-04-2015, 11:11 PM
98 Degrees.

04-04-2015, 11:18 PM
Puff Daddy

04-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Puff Daddy

04-06-2015, 11:20 AM
Puff Daddy.

04-06-2015, 10:35 PM
98 Degrees.

04-07-2015, 07:12 AM
98 Degrees

04-07-2015, 07:44 AM
98 Degrees in a squeaker.

The wind of my soul
04-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Puff Daddy

04-07-2015, 12:47 PM
Puffy all the way. 98 Degrees had the good fortune to be forgettable.

04-07-2015, 09:50 PM
98 Degrees

Happy Lendervedder
04-08-2015, 01:55 PM
And there's the horn!

This has been the closest match-up yet. Fitting, I suppose, considering this is the culmination of all of our hatred and ire. Also, the worst turn-out of voters, but that's neither here nor there.

But the final result of this tournament is at-hand.

In the match-up between Puff Daddy and 98 Degrees, the most-hated popular musical act of the 1990s is: 98 Degrees!

Final score
Puff Daddy: 12
98 Degrees: 13

Ponch8's final shot broke the tie and pushed Nick Lashey and the boys over the top. Thanks for playing! One Shitty Moment, indeed!

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
04-08-2015, 02:17 PM
Weird confession time: 98 Degrees is the only act out of the original 64 that I had never even heard of.

04-08-2015, 08:27 PM
Also, the worst turn-out of voters, but that's neither here nor there.

That doesn't surprise me at all. It's the same as the usual US National election - when your choice is between a Turd Sandwich and a Big Giant Douche, why bother?

(And for the record, my actual name is not Stan)

04-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Well, we tried hard, kept our head in the game, but at the end of the day Puff Daddy just didn't suck enough.

Well, there's always next year.


04-09-2015, 09:38 AM
I don't know... 98 Degrees never seemed any worse than any other boy band, except maybe for the fact that they were somehow inexplicably popular despite being third bananas to NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys during the same time period.

Puff Daddy was actually offensive, both in his music and his persona/public statements.

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