The Pro Bowl is universally panned because it is a bunch of talented guys on the field, going through the motions, not exerting any effort and playing something that kind of resembles football, but isn’t.
So how is that any different than your average Raiders game?
Or any game quarterbacked by Rex Grossman?
Or any regular season NBA basketball game?
There will be on player who will be taking the Pro Bowl serious—Tiki Barber. Andy Schefter of NFL.com wrote this in one of his columns this week.
John Elway and Jerome Bettis finished their careers with Super Bowl victories. Now Barber aims to do the same with the Pro Bowl.
Yeah, because it is totally the same. Barber will likely rush for 175 yards and a couple of touchdowns. And when he is opening some Food 4 Less in Hoboken, N.J. with Elway and Bettis, Barber can brag about how good he was during the Pro Bowl. This is actually the perfect opportunity to shine because nobody else cares. Not even Gomer gives a (expletive) about this game anymore.
- Is the monkey really off Gomer’s back? Remember when everybody thought that Phil Mickelson finally crossed that mental hurdle when he finally won a couple of majors? How is that working out for him now? Mickelson won a couple of majors because Tiger wasn’t really into golf. And you can reason that New England and especially San Diego weren’t really playing their best during the playoffs. Now, Mickelson still shrinks at the sight of Tiger and it is not hard to imagine that Gomer will slink back to being a loser next season.
- Maybe it's time for Reggie Bush just to stay away from the USC football program.
The Pro Bowl has put a stop the needless the feud between Shawne Merriman and that dude from the Dolphins. From the San Diego UT:
On a secluded patio at the Pro Bowl players' hotel here Wednesday afternoon, Shawne Merriman and Jason Taylor spoke for about 15 minutes.
According to Merriman, they parted ways with a mutual respect but without plans to go out for mai tais.
"I wasn't going to do it," Merriman said. "I greeted him like a man and that's all I really wanted to do. I'll say the same thing about him now I said before. He's a great player, and we'll leave it at that. We shook on it."
See the Pro Bowl is useful.