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#25 Catalyst

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I'm so sick of the "pro bowl is a joke" comments. Yes, the game means nothing, but being selected does - or at least is supposed to. No doubt the voting system is awful, but I can't stand when people say "oh, it's a joke anyway so it doesn't matter" just because one of their players gets overlooked. I promise you if an undeserving Panther made it via name recognition over a clearly better player very few, if any, people here would complain.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

While I don't disagree with the essence of your post, when Tolbert was one of the leading candidates at FB there were probably more people here saying how it's just cuz of the stats he gets in our system and how as a FB he was probably undeserving.

#27 ThunderKatt

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

All if that small market talk is crap. Peppers had all types of Pro Bowls while in Carolina as well as Smitty, we just haven't made a run since Johnson has been starting. Had we won the NFC championshil last year, Johnson would had been selected twice.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

That's true. It has a lot more to do with what teams are winning now than anything. Most undeserving players get in via name recognition, but also based on their team, especially at positions like FB, K, P, and special teamer.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I'm so sick of the "pro bowl is a joke" comments. Yes, the game means nothing, but being selected does - or at least is supposed to. No doubt the voting system is awful, but I can't stand when people say "oh, it's a joke anyway so it doesn't matter" just because one of their players gets overlooked. I promise you if an undeserving Panther made it via name recognition over a clearly better player very few, if any, people here would complain.

not me.

i don't want any panthers getting in the probowl. name recognition doesn't matter except in getting a bigger contract...which isn't a good thing if you are trying to keep a team together or build one.

the game is a sham and too easy to get hurt in because of some ass that decides he wants to take it seriously or make a name for himself or prove a point when there's 21 other players on the field not taking it seriously.

having players named as all-pro is legit. if they can make that list, they deserve the pay increase pro-bowl...not so much.

#30 ThunderKatt

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Rayzor, if you are going to post stats, please keep them updated in your Sig.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

This was what King posted on the Pro Bowl in his MMQB column this week:

I think, regarding the Pro Bowl, these are the last words you'll read from me on a game that's more useless than a fourth preseason game between two teams resting every starter: I have no use for, and no interest in, a process that rewards a Pro Bowl berth to Patriots guard Logan Mankins when he misses seven of 16 games due to holdout in 2010 and six of 16 games due to injury in 2012. The selection process is flawed (fans voting for guards?), and the players want the vacation to Hawaii, not to play a game. Bad mix.

It's absurd that a guy gets in on name recognition while missing 44 percent of the games one year and 38 percent of the game in another year. That's one of many reasons -- but a big one -- why I treat the Pro Bowl with back-of-the-hand deference. It deserves it.


Read More: http://sportsillustr.../#ixzz2Gpkdqr68




Just another case against for it being a sham.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

maybe the mayans were right...................... peter king and I agree on something