The Pro Bowl rosters in the National Football League were released, and there aren’t many big deals. Oh wait! Mike Vick’s the starting quarterback for the NFC! He’s finally redeemed himself!
Let me give some recognition to some of the guys on the list who might have not been there before. Congratulations to you, Atlanta Falcon John Abraham, because your 13 sacks and interception qualify you to make your first Pro Bowl since 2004. Also, let’s give a round of applause for Cleveland’s Joe Thomas, who’s always been a beast on the offensive line. Finally, Maurkice Pouncey, a rookie center for the Steelers, made the Pro Bowl. Good for you! I could keep going on with all these admirable entries this season, but you’d probably get as bored as actually watching the Pro Bowl.
I make it a yearly ritual to do my part and vote in the Pro Bowl. I try to give the trip to Hawaii to the players who actually deserve it and don’t just have a flashy name. Although I make the effort to this, I have never actually watched a minute of it. Why? It looks really boring.
There are sometimes incentives for making the Pro Bowl in player contracts, which is why it still holds some meaning, but besides that, I have no desire to watch some guys have fun in Hawaii playing football with attractive girls cheering them on while I’m stuck in cold-ass New England. I guess I could sum this up by saying, “F–k the Pro Bowl.” Put THAT on your Hawaiian t-shirts.