With one week to go, the race for the nationwide popularity contest known as
a Presidential election the top spot in the Pro Bowl voting looks to be going down to the wire.
At the first checkpoint, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had the lead.
Then, two weeks later, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning jumped past Brees.
Now, Brees is back on command — and Manning has lost his grip both on the first spot and the second.
Brees has reclaimed first place with 1,120,535 votes. Now in second place? Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, only 361 behind Brees.
Manning has 1,113,934, followed by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, with 1,079,993.
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who proved last night that he indeed is Gumby, dammit, has 684,698 votes.
Pats quarterback Tom Brady has a paltry 622,916, good for sixth place in front of Colts tight end Dallas Clark (603,492), Bengals running back Cedric Benson (565,763), Titans running back Chris Johnson (560,479), and Texans receiver Andre Johnson (546,693).
The Vikings continue to dominate the position-by-position voting, with Peterson, fullback Naufahu Tahi, tackle Bryant McKinnie, guard Steve Hutchinson, center John Sullivan, kicker Ryan Longwell, kick returner Percy Harvin, defensive end Jared Allen, defensive tackle Pat Williams, punter Chris Kluwe, and special-teamer Heath Farwell in first place.
Hey, it’s cold and snowy in Minnesota. What the hell else do you expect Vikings fans to do?
Other than read PFT, that is.