Brees, Favre leapfrog Manning in Pro Bowl balloting

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.

83 responses to “Brees, Favre leapfrog Manning in Pro Bowl balloting

  1. Nice 70’s passer rating last 2 weeks Favre. The big collapse is coming. Yup, it’s coming! Let’s hear it Pervy and the other douche Vikes fans…”wha wha, all the Packer fans waiting for Favre to fail…wha wha wha”
    Move to LA already. You guys are so annoying.

  2. Of course, you do realize that it’s Brees vs Favre and not Manning vs either, unless you’re talking Eli.

  3. Why even compare the AFC players to the NFC players as they have no affect on who actually makes it. The prowl bowl is the most useless measure for determining if a player is good.

  4. LOOOOL, I actually thought that was pretty funny Florio. Again Tahi, Kluwe, Sullivan do not deserve a spot at all in the voting… Why? Has anyone watched the tape, John Sullivan is constantly beaten. I love the Vikes, but I at least am a realist.

  5. LBFACKERFAN… the end is here as usual, another vikes win, another predicted colapse… go buy a lottery ticket if you can predict the future… Idiot

  6. How many Packers are in? Is Rogers there? If he gets in it’ll be behind Favre, his prefered position… Im so glad that I am NOT and NEVER would be a green and YELLOW fan.

  7. How can you people vote for Favre? He freaken stinks. Just plays on a damn good defensive based team and he has AP. Enough Said. I’ll never vote for him, he’s over rated.

  8. LBPACKFAN says:
    December 15, 2009 8:49 PM
    Nice 70’s passer rating last 2 weeks Favre. The big collapse is coming. Yup, it’s coming! Let’s hear it Pervy and the other douche Vikes fans…”wha wha, all the Packer fans waiting for Favre to fail…wha wha wha”
    Move to LA already. You guys are so annoying.
    Same old boring shit from every packer fan.
    GET A LIFE FAG

  9. # edgy says: December 15, 2009 8:52 PM
    Of course, you do realize that it’s Brees vs Favre and not Manning vs either, unless you’re talking Eli.
    Thank you…….I was thinking the same thing.

  10. Its funny, that queer LBPACKFAN is always here on the viking news stuff talkin smack. Seems like a closet fag, and a closet viking fan!

  11. ha ha ha, I love how bitter the Pack Fans are. Whiney ass little b*tches. Just get over it already, damn.
    I predict a major ass whoopin from the Steelers this weekend. Big Ben throws 4 Td’s.
    Pitt 38 GB 17

  12. @ LBPackFan- Dude,your celebrity crush on me is getting a lil frightening. Thank God for the gated community.

  13. LBPACKFAN……….
    Maybe we are all annoying because the Vikings are so much better than the Fudge Packers!!!!! Get over it buddy, you guys got your asses whooped twice this year.

  14. the most USELESS all-star game, of any major sport, what’s the over/under on how many guys skip this game because it’s not in Hawaii?

  15. Brilliant strategy LBPACKFAN, say the same thing over and over, week after week and your s–t may actually stick to the wall once in a while.

  16. LMFAO
    Think about it, the NFL has the only All Star Game where most popular guys selected won’t play because their season isn’t over.
    Rodger Goodell is a Tool.

  17. Note to Viking fans: Just because your team has a good record doesn’t mean to vote every single freakin’ player on your roster to the Pro Bowl.
    I find it absolutely ridiculous that at one point, Madieu Williams was on the Pro Bowl roster. The one who doesn’t even have a freakin’ interception this season.
    If you are going to vote, at least have the dignity to vote for other players in the league that actually deserve to go instead of littering the team with all your players. You don’t see Saint fans littering the roster with their players and they are freakin’ undefeated.

  18. It’s a good thing all those guys will be available for the pro-bowl game
    —————-
    If they manage to avoid substance abuse suspensions.

  19. LBPACKFAN says: December 15, 2009 8:49 PM
    Nice 70’s passer rating last 2 weeks Favre. The big collapse is coming. Yup, it’s coming!
    ***********************************************
    The collapse is coming for Erin Rodgers. Typical, stupid, piece of asswipe Green Gay FudgePackQueer fan.

  20. “devlin says:
    December 15, 2009 9:42 PM
    Phil Rivers will be playing in the Super Bowl. He don’t need the votes.”
    Playing the Super Bowl in Madden doesn’t count.
    I’m a fan of neither but seriously, how can a Packers fan be talking smack on the Vikings??? They swept you! You guys act like a bunch of jealous ex-GFs that are hating on Favre.

  21. Doesn’t matter who takes the top spot, he won’t play in the game. Brees and manning will be in the Super Bowl and Favre will be hurt. If you want to see the player you voted for in the Pro Bowl, vote for Lions, Browns, Rams and Raiders players.

  22. How the hell is Cedric Benson ahead of Chris Johnson, AND Maurice Jones-Drew?! Perfect example of how bad the voting is!

  23. # scrapdawg12 says: December 15, 2009 8:58 PM
    How can you people vote for Favre? He freaken stinks. Just plays on a damn good defensive based team and he has AP. Enough Said. I’ll never vote for him, he’s over rated.
    It’s painfully obvious you haven’t been watching the Vikings AT ALL this season. AP is underachieving and Farve is having one of the best seasons of his career. You are retarded.

  24. Why do you all you Vikings fans resort to the homophobe slurs? Projecting an issue up there in Minniesoda?

  25. Why do you all you Vikings fans resort to the homophobe slurs? Projecting an issue up there in Minniesoda?

  26. LOL, Florio couldnt have said it any better:
    “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.”

  27. Funny how posts are moderated, but all the gay slurs are getting through and sticking. Florio = Larry Johnson apologist???
    Also… why are Vikes fans even feeding into the immature temper tantrums from the Packer fans?
    We’re winning with, statistically, the greatest QB to ever play the game… who desperately wanted off the glorious, infallible Green Bay Packers. To come here…. land of, apparently, sheep-f***ers and hypothermia-inflicted internet addicts. And the Packers tried to prevent that with a trade and a poison pill. And they FAILED! So he came here, again, land of the “sheep f***ers.” And he’s winning. And he’s winning AGAINST THE PACKERS. It’s their worst nightmare. So they’re freaking out… and Favre is still winning.
    Win or lose, WE TOOK FAVRE FROM YOU. Deal with it. Get over it. If you really are confident in Rodgers, then you wouldn’t act like the junior high dropout rednecks you likely are.
    Oh… and it’s just as cold in Green Bay as it is in Minnesota. So why are there so many Vikings in the PB, and so few Packers?

  28. Come to think of it, didn’t the Cowgirls get 13 players to the Pro Bowl in 2006 ? (or was it 2005?)
    What’s the point, well, they didn’t win a playoff game that year either so Viking fans should take note.
    You might have some high profile players that get those beauty contest votes but you still have Mr. Noodle for a head coach and he hasn’t won a playoff game yet so he can join Tony Homo for O-Jan list.

  29. At the same time of me not caring at all, I find it mildy amusing that JAllen actually takes the time to not only create, but type out Green Gay FudgePackQueer….capitalized letters as needed even…fantastic.
    Anyways, on to the issue at hand, this happens every year and it’s no surprise that it is happening this year with the Vikings. That being said, just because they have the best RB in football doesn’t mean the entire Oline + FB need to be mistakingly selected as Pro Bowlers. Like CanuckVikeFan mentioned, John Sullivan..really? Tahi? Loadholdt is playing 100x better than him, way more deserving. And Leonard Weaver is playing awesome, way better than Tahi. Shiancoe should actually be on that roster.

  30. wth is up w/ CJ being #2?
    Doesn’t he have 7 TDs of 50+ yds? Isn’t that 1 less than the record for a season and he’s not even a returner?
    He’s got 3 TD runs of 85+ yds and no one else has 3 in their career.
    He’s making a run at the all time rushing record and the all purpose yard record.
    And yet he’s #2?

  31. # JimmySmith says: December 15, 2009 10:18 PM
    Come to think of it, didn’t the Cowgirls get 13 players to the Pro Bowl in 2006 ? (or was it 2005?)
    What’s the point, well, they didn’t win a playoff game that year either so Viking fans should take note.
    You might have some high profile players that get those beauty contest votes but you still have Mr. Noodle for a head coach and he hasn’t won a playoff game yet so he can join Tony Homo for O-Jan list.
    You realize that Childress has played a grand total of ONE playoff game right?
    Using that retarded logic, Lombardi was a total choker in 1960.

  32. Damn you Packer ass fags stop your bitching!! Sorry you and your drunken friends dont no how to use a computer..Maybe its cuz maw and paw wont buy you the InTeRnet thing you see on tv?!?!? Damn Hicks are tooo busy talkin abooot da 30rd point buck ooooo i sawd that 30 pointer!
    Dont worry Fudge Packers you can take are spots when we are at the SUPERBOWL!!!
    11-2
    You lost to the Vikings twice!!!
    Also lost to TAMPA!!!! Whats there record???
    Hey Hey packer fans post on here what it is???
    HAHA

  33. # scrapdawg12 says: December 15, 2009 8:58 PM
    How can you people vote for Favre? He freaken stinks. Just plays on a damn good defensive based team and he has AP. Enough Said. I’ll never vote for him, he’s over rated.
    ________________
    Yep, he’s having a terrible year. 106 QB rating, 27 TD’s, only 6 picks, over 3300 yards, 68% comp. percentage. And oh yeah, 11 wins.
    …………………..
    OmegaXxXNFL says: December 15, 2009 Now I got to go and dump the Favres off at the pool….
    ________________
    Why are you going to drop your 3 time MVP QB off at the pool? You should drop him off at Lambeau and beg him to come back, then maybe you could beat the Vikings.

  34. “# csaber2007 says: December 15, 2009 10:04 PM
    Why do you all you Vikings fans resort to the homophobe slurs? Projecting an issue up there in Minniesoda?”
    Why does every GB fan fire the first shot in every single Vikings post?
    On top of that, that is completely hypocritical. Do you know how many “Viqueers” and other such variations I’ve seen?

  35. Isn’t it funny how Packer fans always bag on the Vikings for having no fan support, but then you see the Pro Bowl FAN voting, and it’s filled with Vikings.

  36. “# LBPACKFAN says: December 15, 2009 8:49 PM
    Nice 70’s passer rating last 2 weeks Favre. The big collapse is coming. Yup, it’s coming! Let’s hear it Pervy and the other douche Vikes fans…”wha wha, all the Packer fans waiting for Favre to fail…wha wha wha”
    Move to LA already. You guys are so annoying.”
    What’s annoying is Packer fans talking smack after the Vikes beat you down 2 times this season……

  37. ejs body slowly deteriorating from the roids erin gave him…williams wall roiders, who else takes roids on that vikes team…only time will tell..but i do know one thing…Come playoff time the vikings will see a different packers team then what they saw.

  38. …I’ve got nothing relevant to say here…so Go Bucs!
    And thank you GB…for our one and only win this season!!

  39. It is no suprise that the vikings are dominating every position in probowl voting, people usually select the best, and its quite obvious that they are.
    2 problems with it.
    #1 How in the hell is Chris Johnson so far down the list. The dude is absolutely amazing, and is having the best year of any running back. As much as AP is a homerun threat every time he touches the ball, Johnson is as well. (this is from a viking fan who is completely indifferent towards the titans). Johnson does not have the power to break out the way AP does, but he’s faster and maybe a little quicker to the outside as well.
    #2 It’s a shame that the vikings players probably will elect to not play in the probowl, taking the rest instead.

  40. “The collapse is coming for Erin Rodgers. Typical, stupid, piece of asswipe Green Gay FudgePackQueer fan.”
    Wow. Very mature. And why are you up this late anyway? You need to go bed. You don’t want to be late for pre-school tomorrow.

  41. “who desperately wanted off the glorious, infallible Green Bay Packers.”
    Typical Viking fan thinking he knows everything. It was the Packers that wanted Favre out of Green Bay, moron. Favre wanted to return but Thompson kicked him to the curb which was a great move.
    I suggest you use a little something called Google before going off acting like you have an IQ of 150.

  42. @reo
    Maybe if CJ had more touchdowns than someone like Joseph Addai (9 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 passing), he might be a bit higher. Well that, and being on a team that started 0-6 didn’t help either.

  43. Mr. Florio Wrote:
    “Hey, it’s cold and snowy in Minnesota. What the hell else do you expect Vikings fans to do?”
    Ummm..
    1. Buy tickets to the games.
    2. Build a season ticket waiting list.
    3. Support the building of a new venue.
    The best solution is to just Move The Raiders Back To L.A. And Move The Vikings To Oakland.
    The Packers are going to beat the Vikings in the Playoffs.
    That should drive the nail into the coffin of this franchise, and their fan’s support.

  44. how the heck is the only 4-time MVP of this league not in first place in this ballot?
    this is exactly why the fan vote is used in such a small percent of the overall selection process
    Florio,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League_Most_Valuable_Player_Award
    why does the media ignore the fact that BROWN & UNITAS both won this award 3x in the 60’s and state that lord favre is the first 3time winner (and payton now will have four)????? –
    please please explain this to me – at best Lord Favrio won 2.5 MVP’s – the split with Sanders was controversial as the final vote total was never revealed.
    Florio,
    I want to make you my wikipeder

  45. Favre, Peterson, Allen & Hutchinson (although not his best year) clearly are deserving. Where is Kevin Williams in the voting? He’s having a Pro Bowl season.
    Longwell is having just as good, if not better, season than any other kicker in the NFC. The kick returner spot could go to Harvin for his kick off returns or to the Eagles D Jackson for his punt returns, neither does both returns this year. LT McKinnie is having a very good year, although he could be better at run blocking. The old guard of W Jones, O Pace & C Samuels are no longer worthy, Carolina’s Gross & NO’s Brown are injured and Flozell Adams & Philly’s J Peters have been overated the past few years. Who’s left?
    Kluwe, Pat Williams & Farwell are having nice years, but I think there are others more worthy. Tahi & Sullivan simply shouldn’t have their names mentioned in the same sentence with the words Pro Bowl.

  46. “Why do you all you Vikings fans resort to the homophobe slurs? Projecting an issue up there in Minniesoda?”
    It is kind of disturbing that viking fans always make mentions of bestiality, fudgpacking and those types of activities; I think it may be something of an activity up there in Minnesota (Lorin Park). As a Steeler fan when I come up there to watch my Steelers kick those vikes asses (unless they are in LA) I am going to have to watch my back, scary!

  47. “Why are you going to drop your 3 time MVP QB off at the pool? You should drop him off at Lambeau and beg him to come back, then maybe you could beat the Vikings.”
    _______________________
    Yeah nice comeback, Steeler fan here! LOL!!!!! Dipshit..

  48. I love the ProBowl, all of the guys that the fans vote in decide they are too injured to show up and the 3rd and 4th guys get to play.

  49. DuluthFan- LMAO Now that shit is funny! Now we just have to figure who it was. LBPACKFAN? Calistan? Green and Bold?? You should post that to the Jolly thread,would be epic.

  50. Dude you idiot Pack fans that say you want the Vikes to move do not love the game. I’m sorry you don’t. You have that ol school mentality where only the Packers matter. And quite frankly thats some pussy stuff. I LOATHE the Packers but I would NEVER want them to move. Most the fun of the season is the back and forth between Vikes and Packers.
    If we’re “so annoying” (aka you can’t handle the smack talk against your squad), maybe sports aren’t your thing. Seriously.

  51. Seriously though, why would you Pack fans want to dismantle the greatest Rivalry in the game?! You can’t wait for them to move, then what……….. sit and eat your curds and drink you nasty miller lite in GB? Have fun.

  52. @packers4life
    Contrary to the narrow-minded belief that everyone in existense likes the packers, there are Vikings fans that live in other states (like me… born & raised a Vike in Milwaukee, WI & wear my purple & gold proud) that also vote for them. You may now cry yourself to sleep on the fact.
    @ lbpackfan
    Please just admit that you are a Vikings fan. I’m sure there are some state-sponsored programs that will make daddy stop hitting you for not liking the packers. It’s ok, little guy.
    @ Omega
    You sure have a fixation with Lorin Park. Finally get that loan for the house right on the parkway?
    I am going to go find an adult post now. Now make sure you puff out your chest & insult me while I’m gone and tell me how awesome your team is and how lowly my team is. You might also want to change it up and call me a Viqueer or Queen… you know, something original. It wouldn’t be the same without your “educated” insight.

  53. I’m a huge Packer fan and I hate the idiotic postings by obnoxious Packers and Vikings fans.
    My (somewhat) objective take:
    Favre deserves to be in, same with Rodgers. Brees/Favre/Rodgers is the proper QB roster for the Pro Bowl. Warner maybe could have made it if he didn’t have his awful Monday night.
    What confuses me is how the Vikings get so many votes for some of their “non-star” players. As a Packer fan, I would say that Favre/Peterson/Harvin/J. Allen/K. Williams deserve to be on the team. Possibly Sidney Rice as the last starter. But the rest of these guys? I thought Hutchinson was going downhill a bit, and while the O-line is good overall, none of the guys stand out as Pro-Bowlers. I may be wrong there.
    An honest question – is there a process to vote at Vikings games where the team re-submits ballots for the max times per ballot? I think you can vote up to 10x per day online, but who has time to do that? I went to a Brewers game where they did what I suggested above – put in the max ballots during games. Just wondering.
    For the Packers, I see Rodgers and Woodson for sure. Nick Collins and Cullen Jenkins are possibilities. Clay Matthews MAYBE could make it with a monster game against Pittsburgh on prime time (8 sacks this season). Grant is 7th in the league in rushing but he doesn’t really “pop” at you as a Pro-Bowler. Driver and Jennings are too similar and neither is having a good enough year to make it. Barnett is playing really well, but again, hard to make it with other LBs playing so well.
    Any rational comments? And please, no “Erin Rodgers” or “Brett Favre is awful” or “Viqueens” comments – respectful discourse is the name of the game.

  54. WHO CARES THE PRO BOWL IS A JOKE THIS YEAR!!! NOT EVEN GONNA WATCH!!! PUT IT BACK IN HAWAII SO THE ALL THE PLAYERS GET A VACATION FOR THIER HARD WORK!!!

  55. OmegaXxXNFL says: December 16, 2009 7:11 AM
    Yeah nice comeback, Steeler fan here! LOL!!!!! Dipshit..
    ________________
    Then why are you on every Viking thread spewing idiocy. Are you too embarrassed to take your lumps for the Browns debacle, and have to troll other teams?

  56. Yes, the Vikings fans have stuffed the ballot boxes since the voting started. So what? It doesn’t mean that half of those that are unworthy will make it. It’s just a portion of how players get selected. This shouldn’t come as some surprise. Living in Minneapolis, I can assure you that Vikings fans are the biggest bandwagon fans you will ever fine. If they are winning, they want to all jump on and show their support, including voting unworthy players to the Pro Bowl.

  57. “(like me… born & raised a Vike in Milwaukee, WI & wear my purple & gold proud)”
    Oh wow. One person outside of Minnesota is a Viking fan. Big whoop. I’ve been to Minnesota and there is a freakin’ Packer store in the Mall of America. You don’t see any Viking stores in Wisconsin let alone anywhere outside of Minnesota.

  58. # packers4life says: December 16, 2009 12:50 PM
    Oh wow. One person outside of Minnesota is a Viking fan. Big whoop. I’ve been to Minnesota and there is a freakin’ Packer store in the Mall of America. You don’t see any Viking stores in Wisconsin let alone anywhere outside of Minnesota.
    _______________
    Here you go, numbers don’t lie.
    http://www.topsellingjerseys.com/search/label/nfl
    2 of the top 3 jerseys sold. And if you look way down at number 16, you’ll finally find a Packer. Now please, just give it a rest. I didn’t think it possible, but your posts do seem to be getting dumber.

  59. I used to just come on here to read any available updates, now I have to reply after reading more packer fans talk pointless shit! Green Bay fans, deal with it, Favre is still good! The vikes are in first and kicked your butt’s twice! Division title=MINNESOTA VIKINGS

  60. Also as a Viking fan living in wisconsin, shut up about your stupid packer stores all over the place. You try to shove your stupid green bay packer crap down everybody’s throats, yet if you go into most stores that give you the option to buy a different jersey other then green bay packers crap the top seller is anybody but green bay!

  61. Having a Packers store at the Mall of America somehow proves anything? There is a board game store at the Mall of America. There was a Hello Kitty store at the Mall of America. It’s a pretty big mall, that Mall of America… what’s the biggest mall in Green Bay? “Bar, Papa Johns, tobacco shop, bar.”

  62. To all of the fans out there that dont regularly read up on NFC north matters, please see above as to why GB fans are so dumb. They got worked twice by their former glory boy at QB and they still talk.
    See what we have to put up with! I especially love when they try and accuse of of stooping sheep or whatever when they got this going on constantly:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,260242,00.html

  63. @ packers4life
    “Oh wow. One person outside of Minnesota is a Viking fan. Big whoop. I’ve been to Minnesota and there is a freakin’ Packer store in the Mall of America. You don’t see any Viking stores in Wisconsin let alone anywhere outside of Minnesota.”
    That’s because you guys all migrate here cause you’re learning cheese aint the money maker it used to be. We got the jobs you got the……. .packers. HAHA good luck with that.

  64. @ packers4life
    seriously think about it… Are people migrating from Minnesota to Wisconisin? Nope
    Are people migrating from WIsconsin to Minnesota? All the Fn time.
    My family moved here from there when I was 5. My pops sent me to school in a packer shirt, and I came hold and told him Id never do that again. Ever since… SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  65. packers4life says:
    December 16, 2009 12:50 PM
    “(like me… born & raised a Vike in Milwaukee, WI & wear my purple & gold proud)”
    Oh wow. One person outside of Minnesota is a Viking fan. Big whoop. I’ve been to Minnesota and there is a freakin’ Packer store in the Mall of America. You don’t see any Viking stores in Wisconsin let alone anywhere outside of Minnesota.
    ==================================
    Vikes fan in La crosse Wisconsin.
    There are Viking jerseys for sale all over the the place here.
    If you weren’t so ignorant you d know that Minnesota and Wisconsin are bordering each other. This is why it’s called the border battle.
    Youd also know that the twin cities boder wisconsin at Hudson.
    It stans to reason they would sell packer stuff in minnesota and vice versa.
    You are a tool, and an asshat.

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