It's an off-day for the Eagles, and it's a heat wave in Philly in early June, so what better time to pose the question of what to do with the Pro Bowl...
The Pro Bowl as it stands is an honor to be chosen for, but an absolute joke to have to play for... What rational professional would go all out to win for his conference at the expense of a career-ending injury? Sorry, but for a $25,000 appearance fee, it just is not worth it...
The NFL just announced there will be yet another Pro Bowl in 2013 in Hawaii... the trip to Hawaii is nice, but all I ask is please don't play the game...
As it stands now, there is an unwritten rule understood among Pro Bowl players that hard contact is to be faked at worst, avoided at best. But that's not football---it's pro wrassling.
Here's my idea--- since it's a glorified rough-touch football game already, take the pads and the helmets off these guys, and make it a 4-quarter 32-minute flag football game...
Without the pads and helmets, the TV audience gets to relate to these guys in a whole new personal way... It could be fun...and with the extra TV time due to the abbreviated clock, throw in a bunch of extra-curricular contests taped the day before, such as weight-lifting contests among the linemen, and sprint contests among the receivers and D-backs, and Punt-Pass-and-Kick contests among the QB's and kickers...
I'm hoping you as members of the Bored representing Eagles tradition may have some better ideas to save or improve the Pro Bowl. As I have admitted to Brizer and JB99 on many occasions, I've got nothing else....
ELI makes 31st best player in NFLN Poll...
Well, maybe Eli Manning is that damn good... but I have a hard time accepting that he is a better QB than Mike Vick or Joe Flacco, both of whom finished way behind Eli in the player's poll...
Reigning offensive rookie of the year Cam Newton was ranked the league's 40th-best player by his peers, an awfully lofty honor for an NFL freshman.
Reigning Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning checked in at 31st, which seems a bit low for a guy who's won that honor twice in the past five seasons ... though it's a huge jump given Manning didn't even crack the The Top 100 Players of 2011.
Sunbutts (aka "Mr. Warmth") will have a field day with this one, and perhaps justifiably so. After all, Eli does have two (2) rings... But I'm just not feeling him as a "Top 40" player...
But I'm equally hesitant of putting Cam Newton up that high, too.
Newton certainly raised eyebrows by becoming the first rookie to pass for more than 4,000 yards while rushing for 14 TDs, breaking the single-season mark for all quarterbacks.
"Cam is like a bigger Michael Vick," said Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux. "You better wrap your whole arms around him, or he's gonna make you look silly."
However one of Newton's Carolina Panthers teammates, WR Steve Smith (who was ranked 35th on the list himself), is leery of doling out too many accolades just yet.
"So many people want to put so much on Cam. And being just kind of the big brother, he isn't there yet," Smith said. "It's not that I don't want to talk about him because I'm tired of talking about him -- I don't want to sell him short.
"It's one year, and look what he's done. To talk about he's a Top 100 (player), seeing him every day, I think he has the ability to change the game completely. ... I'll give you the top player in three years -- Cam Newton."
You could argue Eli Manning is the top player now given his role as the face of the league's best franchise last season.
"(It) may not be the prettiest way to do it, but he's won two Super Bowls now," Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said of Manning. "Can't really knock that."
But did you know, statheads: Eli Manning's 4,933 passing yards in 2011 were 233 more than Peyton's career best?
In other curious Top 100 developments, New Orleans Saints G Jahri Evans came in at No. 32 and will stick as the top-ranked offensive lineman in the league. New York Jets Pro Bowl C Nick Mangold will not make a list light on blockers.
Here's the list of players ranked 31-40:
- 31. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
- 32. Jahri Evans, G, Saints
- 33. Matt Forte, RB, Bears
- 34. Tamba Hali, OLB, Chiefs
- 35. Steve Smith, WR, Panthers
- 36. Charles Woodson, CB, Packers
- 37. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
- 38. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Lions
- 39. Victor Cruz, WR, Giants
- 40. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
Thanks to USA Today for access to their links in this article.
Just saw the ad of the new Spiderman movie... And IMHO it looks AWFUL... That's the worst looking spidey custom. Fields... What the hell happened????
@atvcarAwful. They have Spidey kind of talkin shit to the regular ole bad guy. SPIDEY DONT CONDESCEND! The uni?!?!? He wasnt even bit by a spider in this one!!!!!!!11!!11!1!!1!1!
Hey JB - Your boy OchoStinko signed a 1 year deal wit da dolfans.
Also J-ville Jags GM said he ain't negociatin wit MJD.
I agree with moonbean. Eli should be much higher. I mean... Forte is an amazing player.... but he's not an elite QB like Eli.
Top 20... at least.
Who's with me? .
Simple solution to the pro bowl. Winners get a shit ton of cash... and the only players selected should be vet minimum type guys.
This is sooooooo crazy!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!1111!!!!!!!1!!!1
I just got off the phone with the Frenchy... and she said that Bro was actually the one that got her riled up enough to walk away.
Thats funny... cause Bro said earlier it was TGWBWJB99. I'm glad she cleared that up.
Oddly enough... he had a hockey game tonight.... WHEN ITS NOT EVEN HOCKEY SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!11!1!!1!!!!!! Coincidence? I think not!
@Palm Feathers I don't hate a lot of teams... I hate the Cowboys... and I hate the Devils... I might even hate the Devils more than I hate the Cowboys... I really hate the Devils...
My boys Richards & Carter!!!!!!1!!!!!11!!!11!!!!!!1111
Bri))) Member when the Flyers were the best they've ever been a few years ago with Richards and Carter... for half a season? Then tings... as I recall... went downhill.
@TheGreatJB99 ha!!! - those guys had hidden suckitude cuz they have anglo-saxon names... and everybody knows the angles and the saxons sucked at ice hockey compared to the real ice people wit names like bjorkmeov and stuff like that... you need to have at least 3 consonants strung together in your name to be a good hockey player... and an "s" at the end of your name doesn't count...
Vick is mad about being ranked #70 on the top 100... I says good!!!! - he should be pissed and ready to shove it up everybody's collective arses!!! ... do it Vick!!!! ... they are saying Cam can run like you too!!!! ... c'mon man... that's all the bulletin board material you could ever need... plus... play well... keep your job and you gets like 16.5 millz next year!!! ... play like shit... and... prolly gonna lose half of that... focus, prep hard, trust your teammates, execute and rip the roof off this m%$&^%&$ f^$%^%$^!!!! - It's gut check time baby!!! - they wanna take the reason you live away from you... now fight for your f^%^&$ life and then rip sombody's m%^$&^&^ f%^&^%$& head off!!!!! - go win!!! - ahahtrhhhaaahahahrhahaahahaahahahahraha - get your war face ready!!!! :)
I don't know why...but this Naked Mole Rat in this Mio commercial ..amkes me think of Jerky out at the Bar.....
@tboned208 What happened this time?
Bell must be loafing around and AR wants to light a fire under his ass... that's not good... just puts more pressure on Vick to be amazing...
just bothered me a little that the Bills Fans on their boards didn't really seem that unhappy for him to go.
TBT, they weren't weren't all that upset to see Peters go if I recall correctly. I remember some saying that we just got ourselves a lazy malcontent that couldn't pass block....boy were they wrong!
First Prize is a week in Buffalo
Second Prize is two weeks
@Jerky Lol. Pass blocking was never JPs strong suit untill last yr. but he was arguably one of the best run blocking LTs in da league
Sucks to be in Buffalo?
As one travels the walks of life one notices that all of the different areas, gatherings and groups are like Litter Boxes - and all litter boxes have one TopCat.
I used to have a cat named Beaner. Beaner would get all lovey-dovey, come rubbing up to you for some loves and treats - then BAM - turn around and whack the snot out you - for no apparent reason.
Beaner was my favorite - don't know why.........
@Palm Feathers Why did you give your cat a racist slur for a name?
Now that you point that out....I don't know
Wasn't racist when we named him
Coach Andy Reid said Demetress Bell will have to battle King Dunlap for the starting left tackle job.
Jason Peters' season-ending Achilles' tendon tear leaves a massive hole in the Eagles' offense. We fully expect Bell to win the job after the Eagles gave him $3.25 million guaranteed for the 2012 season, but his talent level doesn't compare to Peters'. It's an area of concern for the Eagles going into training camp.
Jerkster....I normally find yer avi's make my thingie tingle and stuff....but I been rubbing myself for a bit whilst staring at this one, and feel nuffin.....is this problem at my end,...or yours....please advise....ASAP....
@Harry Pianos HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA defeated me. I now turn the sexy avis over to him for a while.
@Harry Pianos Hairy,..I gots nutin' goin' on down dere,.neither.