The shenanigans were limited. The teams scored plenty of points. Yet the results were familiar — another ho-hum Pro Bowl. Now, the future of the game depends on how Commissioner Roger Goodell sees it.
NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in a Pro Bowl that could be the could be the league’s last.
Pro Bowl players practiced a little on Saturday in Honolulu one day before an all-star game that will likely be used to determine its own future.
Fixing the Pro Bowl voting system isn’t easy. But the league needs to straighten this out and start picking players who deserve it.
Snee told Giants.com the chance to spend time in Hawaii with his family was “something I couldn’t pass up on.” Besides, the hip “feels fine now.”
This week’s Pro Bowl reveal showed us that even as the local teams take a big pratfall, some players remained on their feet long enough to be recognized by their peers.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, guard Chris Snee and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have been selected to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl team.
In an otherwise forgettable season, the Jets did get some good news on Wednesday as it was learned that two of the members of their secondary were named to the Pro Bowl.
The three videos, which are obviously fictitious, show Cruz catching a football that drops from an airplane, catching a football shot out of a cannon and catching a football released from a Jugs passing machine.
Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s “Town Hall,” Roger Goodell agreed with host Michael Strahan that last January’s Pro Bowl “was embarrassing.”
The two have not spoken since the Super Bowl parade and Reese says he wouldn’t call the decision about a long-term deal a “pressing matter.”
Especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41 on Sunday.
Six rookies are among the 36 first-timers, including quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals, who are replacing Super Bowl quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tom Brady.
The Jets need a lot of help to reach the postseason, but they have no chance if they don’t take care of their own business against the Dolphins.