FuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
Here is the list. Is there anyone you felt was snubbed? Everyone made the pro bowl who I thought was going to make it.
People are complaining that the Bengals didn't send anyone to the Pro Bowl. Please realize that the Pro Bowl is about individual performance and numbers ONLY, not team performance. That's why people lie Josh Cribbs and Nnamdi Asomugha made the rosters.
And? So? It's better to have it on performance than on popularity, if you rerally want the best.
And are you telling me Josh Cribbs doesn't deserve it somehow, because his team is bad? He's probably the most electrifying player in the league right now, and I really hope Mike Holmgren and the new Browns' brass next year make him a tailback to take advantage of his talent. He's just a stud.
Kudo's to Browns' LT Joe Thomas for making his 3rd Pro Bowl in 3 NFL seasons. He, Eric Steinbach and Alex Mack are anchoring what is turning into one impressive offensive line.
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
Only 1 player from the Giants was selected (center Shaun O'Hara). If anyone from the Giants should of gone to the Pro Bowl I would of guessed Steve Smith. I thought Eli had a outside shot of getting selected. His numbers were pretty good this year.
COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
I think Matt Schaub was deserving, but not quite a full snub. He is in the top three in every quarterback category in the AFC. At the end of the day, his stats are better than Brady's or Rivers, but he lost out on popularity and overall team performance. Only if we had a running back and a defense!
Dragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
Quoting FuturePilot16 (Thread starter): Please realize that the Pro Bowl is about individual performance and numbers ONLY, not team performance.
Bit of a BS statement. It has a lot to do with popularity and name recognition. That is why for NFC TE Jason Witten was selected (only 1 TD all season) and Brent Celek ( 8 TDs, slightly lower yardage numbers) got the shaft. Visanthe Shiancoe had 10 TDs, but way less yardage, so I can see how he got skipped I guess.
Of course... Randy Moss leads all recievers in TDs, and only Jones-Drew and Adrian Peterson have scored more TDs this season, yet Moss does not get selected. This is not as big a deal to me as the TE scenario above, because I think the AFC WRs all deserve to go. Just pointing out that it does not always just have to do with Stats.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 1973 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6): What's the point of the Pro Bowl? Especially now that the NFL had the bright idea of playing the Pro Bowl before the Superbowl. The Pro Bowl is supposed to be played AFTER the Superbowl!
People never watched or cared about the pro bowl but now that it is the beginning of the super bowl week in the city the super bowl is being played in there should be a bigger audience. But now some players probably wont be able to play since they will have a super bowl to play the next week. But it is better then playing it a week after the super in Hawaii when no one cares about football.
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Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9369 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months ago) and read 1965 times:
Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 7): People never watched or cared about the pro bowl but now that it is the beginning of the super bowl week in the city the super bowl is being played in there should be a bigger audience. But now some players probably wont be able to play since they will have a super bowl to play the next week. But it is better then playing it a week after the super in Hawaii when no one cares about football.
I think it's a smart idea to make this part of Super Bowl week for that reason. This officially will kick off the week pretty much.
My 2cents on the roster selection, I am a little shocked that Harrison is in and Woodley is out. Altho, I guess the selection was made before Woodley picked up a couple more sacks to surpass Harrison as the Steelers' sacks leader... Dumerville does not surprise me one bit tho. He's a beast! I think that besides him that there were a few other candidates more worthy of Harrison and Woodley.
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LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13981 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 9): The problem is that all-star games should be irrelevant.
Not in Baseball, where the league winning the game gets home field advantage for the World Series.
I admit though, since the Superbowl, along with the rest of the playoffs, is traditionally played in a single game knockout system, using something like MLB does to determine who gets homefield advantage for the Superbowl as a goal for the Pro Bowl would be useless, since the Superbowl is usually played on neutral ground. I'm saying usually because there is always the chance that the home team from that location gets to the SB, though since the SB is played (for the second time in 3 years no less) in Miami, we can rule that out this time.
In fact, why the hell is the SB being played in Miami again after only 3 years? Couldn't they have chosen a different venue?
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16191 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
Not in Baseball, where the league winning the game gets home field advantage for the World Series
It is still irrelevant as anything more than an interesting thing to watch. "Making it count" was possibly the single dumbest thing Bud Selig ever did, and that is saying something. (to be fair, his pretending that he didn't passively allow steroids at least comes close)
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11): Couldn't they have chosen a different venue?
Their options are kind of narrow since all outdoor venues in the North are out.
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11): I'm saying usually because there is always the chance that the home team from that location gets to the SB
Well, next year it will be in Dallas so I don't think we have to worry about that.
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