02.01.10 8 years ago 10 Comments

People treat the Pro Bowl like some sort of bowel movement on the NFL schedule, but it’s not really that bad. I’d rather those people simply not watch it instead of wasting anybody’s time by enticing them to listen complaints about it. That said, if you’re going to put guys in pads and helmets, the least we could ask is to have them actually hit somebody.

[U]niforms remained mostly spotless, with more pushing and shoving than tackling.

“It’s different. It was like 7 on 7,” NFC linebacker Brian Orakpo said. “Everybody came out here trying not to get hurt and give the fans a good show”[…]

“I’m just out here having a great time,” [DeSean] Jackson said. “And at the same time I’m trying to put out a little effort.”[…]

“The pace is nice,” [Justin] Smith said. “You don’t have to worry about working too hard.” –Y! Sports.

This must be what it feels like to watch the Buffalo Bills all season long. What was even more pointless was having the Pro Bowlers from the Saints and Colts fly down for the game, only to have them fly back later that night so they could come back to Miami the next day with their team. You know what? Go ahead and complain all you want about the Pro Bowl. Maybe next year, they’ll fit the venue to the effort and just play it on the beach. Img.

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