It SHOULD be out today, hopefully soon. They said the numbers doubled how many people voted last year. Iknow I myself voted about a hundred times, so I can understand that. Favre was leading everyone else by about a hundred thousand votes. Bubba Franks took the lead from Walls, and Aman Green was second to Faulk, with a few more line and D players getting the nod as well. (From the fan polling)
It was just nice to see the public ralley behind Favre as much as they have. I'm still hoping he grabs the MVP, but that damn Warner with his 17 perfect recievers is ruining everything.
OK-here we go- Ah, here we are-from http://www.nfl.com
NFC- Wide receivers (4) David Boston, Arizona Isaac Bruce, St. Louis Keyshawn Johnson, Tampa Bay Terrell Owens, San Francisco
Tackles (3) Orlando Pace, St. Louis Chris Samuels, Washington James Williams, Chicago
Guards (3) Larry Allen, Dallas Ray Brown, San Francisco Ron Stone, New York Giants
Centers (2) Matt Birk, Minnesota Olin Kreutz, Chicago
Tight ends (2) Bubba Franks, Green Bay Wesley Walls, Carolina
Quarterbacks (3) Brett Favre, Green Bay Jeff Garcia, San Francisco Kurt Warner, St. Louis
Running backs (3) Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Ahman Green, Green Bay Garrison Hearst, San Francisco
Fullback (1) Mike Alstott, Tampa Bay
Defensive ends (3) Hugh Douglas, Philadelphia Robert Porcher, Detroit Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen (3) La'Roi Glover, New Orleans Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Bryant Young, San Francisco
Outside linebackers (3)
Jessie Armstead, N.Y. Giants LaVar Arrington, Washington Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay
Inside linebackers (2) Jeremiah Trotter, Philadelphia Brian Urlacher, Chicago
Cornerbacks (3) Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay Troy Vincent, Philadelphia Aeneas Williams, St. Louis
Strong safeties (2) Sammy Knight, New Orleans John Lynch, Tampa Bay
Free safety (1) Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia
SPECIALISTS (4) PLAYERS, TEAM Punter Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina
Placekicker David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick return specialist Steve Smith, Carolina
Special teamer Larry Whigham, Chicago
Wide receivers (4) Tim Brown, Oakland Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville Rod Smith, Denver
Tackles (3) Walter Jones, Seattle Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore
Guards (3) Ruben Brown, Buffalo Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh Will Shields, Kansas City
Centers (2) Bruce Matthews, Tennessee Kevin Mawae, N.Y. Jets
Tight ends (2) Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Shannon Sharpe, Baltimore
Quarterbacks (3) Tom Brady, New England Rich Gannon, Oakland Kordell Stewart, Pittsburgh
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (www.jsonline.com):
Quarterback Brett Favre, running back Ahman Green and tight end Bubba Franks will represent the Green Bay Packers in the Pro Bowl next month, it was announced today. Favre was selected to the NFC team for the sixth time, although for the first time since 1997, while Green and Franks will play in the game for the first time. The three Packers named to the Pro Bowl is the most since 1998, when Green Bay had five players on the team. Last season, safety Darren Sharper was the Packers' only selection, and in 1999 the club was shut out for the first time since 1991. Six other Packers – safety Darren Sharper, fullback William Henderson, guard Marco Rivera, punter Josh Bidwell, center Mike Flanagan, and defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamilla - were chosen as alternates to the NFC squad.
Congratulations to John Randle and Walter Jones on making the Pro Bowl. Now, if only Seattle can get another win and make the playoffs... ahh, the irony, Trent Dilfer knocking out the Ravens from the playoffs. That'd freaking RULE. Of course, we can go lose to either Oakland or New England...
Someone explain to me how the Bears D only gets one rep in this game. And while Sauberbrun may have the biggest number, no punter was more important to his team than Brad Maynard this year was to the Bears. Oh well, the lag time is usually a year on these things, I figure next year R.W. McQuarters, Mike Brown, and Rosey Colvin get their props.
Only one rep is kind of a screwjob, but they really are a good TEAM, not great individuals. Who would you replace that made the roster? I don't see it.
As for Brown (who might be your best argument), he can wait for Sharper to get named. Sharper has had a better year. If he had better hands, he'd have at least 4 more interceptions (maybe I just argued in Brown's favor?). That being said, Brown has a better supporting cast, and has had to deal with fewer injuries.
Hope we meet you guys in the playoffs. I'd love to go 3-0 against you.
Well, I would say that Ted Washington was more deserving than Glover or Porcher at Interior Lineman. And while John Lynch is one of my favorite players in the NFL, Mike Brown deserved it over him for one moment above all else, and it has nothing to do with returning an INT for a TD. On Sunday night against the Vikes a few weeks back, it was a close game, and Moss broke free over the middle, and Culpepper put out a ball that was leading him perfectly. And then when you watch you can see Moss look over and see Brown getting set to pop him the moment the ball comes into his hands, and Moss slows his strides and makes his arms so short even Benoit would be embarrassed of those limbs. Ball hits turf, drive ends, Bears win crucial game. Urlacher is a prodigy and a freak, but Brown is the assassin who makes people fear this defense.
I'll agree that Lynch is probably the hardest hitter in the game today, but I used that moment merely as something anecdotal to show not just the fear Brown gives, but to show what a major part of the defense he is. I just think that considering everyone who plays the Bears has to pass to have a chance (unless they have a RB named Ahman, but let's not discuss that), the fact that the Bears have done so well is a testament to their pass defense, which gives up tons of yards, but very few points. Brown lays in huge hits, is a major ballhawk, plays terrific pass coverage, and basically is the leader of the secondary. With all that in mind, I think he should have gotten a spot ahead of somebody, anybody.
Add Mike Flanagan's name to the list of Packers who will be in Honolulu. Matt Birk, the ONLY VIKING REPRESENTATIVE is getting married instead of going to the Pro Bowl. That should mean that Flanagan goes.
I'll cast my vote for Lynch over Brown, based on career efforts, only.
Career wise Lynch should get it, but the Pro Bowl is supposed to be a single year thing, as Tom Brady would attest to. It's logic like that which puts Rod Woodson in the Pro Bowl despite beginning to show his age, and which puts Cal Ripken in about 800 straight All-Star games. Oh well, I have a feeling Brown will get recognized when year-end teams come out from AP and the like.
But at least baseball has the excuse that the fan voting is the sole determinant of the starters. The NFL hedged their bets and gave the players and coaches 2/3 of the power to choose. And they still screwed it up. I say it should only be open to football geeks with at least 5 active fantasy football teams
hear the coach try to blame their season on Springs?
springs at that much of a player, he was an ass when i played with him at springbrook high way back when.
Lets just say that i'm not surprised they caught him with 'roids...
Normally I don't respond to trolls....awww, who am I kidding...
The odds of Seattle making the playoffs are a lot better than they are not making the playoffs. The J-T-T-S are DONE. They aren't winning in Jokeland. Seattle *SHOULD* beat Kansas City. Then Seattle jobs to New England. Yippee.
Funny, ever since the FSU gets no respect thread, they drop games to Louisville, Miami and Notre Dame (and that might have been the worst thrashing at home for Bowden since the Miami teams of the mid 80's). What does this teach us: