NEW YORK – The NFC played the AFC in another Pro Bowl designed to be a sleeping tranquilizer on Sunday afternoons. It got so bad, they had to move it to the evenings. The opening ceremonies and hoopla are more entertaining then the game itself, that is why I say expand them. My final score prediction was an NFC win 47-35 in a high scoring scrimmage of stars. The actual final score was even worse, the AFC beat the NFC 59-41. I sent NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell my previous article with ideas on improving this game. It was cool to see the star players hanging out and interacting but make the Pro Bowl about the game and let the elite and hungry college players have a moment to shine. Give out cars to three types of Pro Bowl MVP. I wish there was an easy fix but there is simply too much money tied up with those star players. Something has to be done.
I’m sure there are some fans out there that didn’t even watch this game. Either way, the game I know everyone will be watching is Super Bowl XLVI next Sunday night at 6:18 PM EST. I continue to say the same thing, watch Eli Manning have an elite game and win Super Bowl MVP for a second time. He is in the zone so deep, that he was must be ready to get on the field already. Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul were voted into the Pro Bowl but skipped it because of the Super Bowl. That was Manning’s second career Pro Bowl and JPP’s first ever but the ring is the thing. The ring is what teams play for at the end of the day. I expect a tough game from the Patriots who are a very good football team but they simply will not be able to match the Giants resiliency.
The Giants will continue their ‘Road Warrior’ mentality by wearing the road white jerseys in the Super Bowl, just like the ones they wore when they beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl back in 2007. There are so many angles to this game including the New York vs. Boston angle which is deep in both cities. The rematch angle, the revenge angle. The Brady vs. Manning angle, the Lucas Oil stadium in Indy angle. Peyton’s house in Indianapolis hosting little brother Eli in the Super Bowl. The Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick relation to coach Bill Parcells angle. The one angle I’m certain will be the most enjoyable is knowing these teams will be playing hard and trying to win a football game unlike the Pro Bowl, which continues to be a disappointment. Congrats to the players voted in and much respect for their skills on the field. This isn’t about the players, it’s about making the event something worth watching.
Do you watch the Pro Bowl every year? If not, why?
RD – nygreporter.com
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Its just basically a vacation trip.they should just give them there bonuses and end it.like you said,congratulations to those who made it in,but its not worth the time.did you see that brady supposedly started inviting people to a victory party.coughlin should put that on the board for big blue to digest for a few days lol.but to be honest,i dont think the g-men need any more fuel to rev them up for this one.coughlins mantra of we do our talking on the field is already injected into the players minds.
Exactly, let the guys relax and spend some time with family and friends. Expecting them to play all out and risk their career is too much. The teams don’t want it either and it reverberates throughout the fan base. Sure why not put it on the board, different thing effect guys certain ways. I feel really good about this game.
Great news on nicks.just got it off bleacher report that nicks is full go in practice.g-men will hit the pedal fast and furious from the first second of the game to the last second and everything in between.
I don’t read bleacher report but that is great news about Hakeem Nicks. We need all of our weapons on the field for sure. It’s getting so close now I can’t wait!