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Gore going to Pro Bowl too

FrankGore.jpgOkay, now these Pro Bowl appearances are just starting to feel cheap.

St. Louis running back Steven Jackson is the latest to bow out, opening up a spot for Frank Gore.  “The Inconvenient Truth” is a worthy all star, but the deluge of players sitting out diminishes the honor.

A few of these players will one day be considered for the Hall of Fame (like Vince Young!), and the Pro Bowl appearance number next to their name won’t say if they made the original team or not.

If the Colts make the Super Bowl, we’ll be on to the seventh-best quarterback in the AFC making the team.  That’s only 23 more injuries away from JaMarcus Russell making the team, and no one wants that.

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29 Responses to “Gore going to Pro Bowl too”
  1. RacerX says: Jan 20, 2010 7:10 PM

    noone wants to actually play the game, duh. it’s all bout the respect and the cash. why bother?
    just name people, dont bother with this shill of a game.

  2. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 20, 2010 7:14 PM

    Congrats Frank. You deserve it. Your the best player on the 49ers. They just don’t know how to utilize you. Mcnabb for Gore

  3. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 20, 2010 7:17 PM

    I say we, as fans, protest and do not watch it. I wasnt going to watch it anyways but if enough people dont watch it they will get the point.

  4. RavensFreak00 says: Jan 20, 2010 7:18 PM

    This is getting ridiculous.

  5. FireJerryJones says: Jan 20, 2010 7:24 PM

    Je$u$ – you guys just waking up to this?
    Happens every year.

  6. JaggedMark says: Jan 20, 2010 7:27 PM

    Sports fans in the US live & fricking breathe football, yet nobody wants this game.
    That tell you anything R. Goodell?
    Help your legacy by putting and end to the playing of this idiotic game.

  7. eaglealan64 says: Jan 20, 2010 7:27 PM

    Surely only those originally selected should be called Pro Bowlers? These guys are just alternates who happen to get to play.

  8. The Real Shuxion says: Jan 20, 2010 7:30 PM

    Now he has a nobel peace prize and he is in the pro bowl?
    He must have been super cereal about football.

  9. Tomb says: Jan 20, 2010 7:35 PM

    When can we officially put an asterisk next to “Pro Bowl?”
    I’d rather watch L.T.’s sweet ass vid on a continuous loop for 3 hours than this patchwork of a game.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA2B47_l9kg&feature=player_embedded

  10. Bordner says: Jan 20, 2010 7:42 PM

    I think the appearances started to feel cheap when back we found out 10 Vikings and 9 Cowboys were on the team.

  11. Bob Loblaw says: Jan 20, 2010 7:45 PM

    Well it was moved from Hawaii. A free trip there was motivation for the players to deal with playing a football game during their vacation away from football.
    Move it to Detroit and you’ll need practice squad players and guys from the UFL just to round out the rosters.

  12. mustbechris says: Jan 20, 2010 7:48 PM

    “If the Colts make the Super Bowl, we’ll be on to the seventh-best quarterback in the AFC making the team. That’s only 23 more injuries away from JaMarcus Russell making the team, and no one wants that.”
    Well, considering there are two conferences, and 16 teams in each conference (which is 32 teams in the league, not 30) he’s only 9 injuries away from the Pro Bowl.
    Which is even scarier.

  13. raidertg says: Jan 20, 2010 8:00 PM

    How really cares about the pro bowl the fun has always been watch the contest that took place before hand. Like the QB or WR challange and this years they can have a contest for the kickers to see if they can even make a field goal!

  14. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 20, 2010 8:01 PM

    I thought Vince Young was going to be elected into the Hall Of Fame in his 3rd season?

  15. slipkid says: Jan 20, 2010 8:20 PM

    stop letting people bow out. u bow out, no more all pro or poy pom pow selections. period.
    dock them a game check.
    gore? ok. what about ryan grant or stewart of carolina…

  16. H0KiES34 says: Jan 20, 2010 8:23 PM

    hahaha i guess jason witten will be in the hall ..how does he make it over brent celek he had 2 tds compared to celeks 8..

  17. Setobakura says: Jan 20, 2010 8:23 PM

    jamarcus russell vs mark bulger in the pro bowl….feel the excitement!!!

  18. RaiderhateR4Life says: Jan 20, 2010 8:31 PM

    Slipkid- put Ryan grant or John Stewart behind the niner oline and they would be lucky to get 800 all purpose yards.. Frank Gore deserves this for all the work and success he put in

  19. HughJassPhD says: Jan 20, 2010 8:32 PM

    Frank Gore? Whew!
    At first I thought you meant Al Gore.
    I don’t think Miami would know how to handle all the snow.

  20. NinerNation says: Jan 20, 2010 8:42 PM

    Slipkid — Gore had better stats than both Ryan Grant, and Jonathan Stewart…just an fyi.

  21. desperate9erfan says: Jan 20, 2010 8:50 PM

    for the most part i agree with you guys on injury replacements. But this is a guy that deserved it in the first place over deangelo williams. Not a vince young situation.
    In 13 games he had 1526 combined yards from scrimmage, as well as 13 touchdowns, and a 4.9 ypc average. He was averaging 117 yards from scrimmage per game.

  22. doe22us says: Jan 20, 2010 10:49 PM

    Pro bowl do they still play that???

  23. shawnc16 says: Jan 20, 2010 11:09 PM

    “If the Colts make the Super Bowl, we’ll be on to the seventh-best quarterback in the AFC making the team. That’s only 23 more injuries away from JaMarcus Russell making the team, and no one wants that.”
    Well, considering there are two conferences, and 16 teams in each conference (which is 32 teams in the league, not 30) he’s only 9 injuries away from the Pro Bowl.
    Which is even scarier.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    As long as there are backup QBs in the NFL then yes JaMarcus is still at least 23 injuries away from the Probowl.

  24. Adam says: Jan 21, 2010 2:48 AM

    Congrats Frank, he had a hell of a year and deserves it. Now, either Brees or Favre will pull out, and if one more QB pulls out (i think) Eli is the second alternate behind Romo. Whoohoo!
    As a Giants fan, I’m really happy Steve Smith, at least, made it. If Eli makes it too, he deserves it.

  25. cbrianwatkins says: Jan 21, 2010 9:13 AM

    pro bowl is about as fun to watch as Rosenthal on Sunday Mornings (just Rosenthal, not Tiff)

  26. ShadowWind says: Jan 21, 2010 10:58 AM

    I am with “raidertg” in regards to the pre-game competitions. I’d rather watch the challenges than the ramped up touch football game, whether it’s held in Hawaii or Detroit (Loblaw).

  27. RaiderChile says: Jan 21, 2010 11:27 AM

    Pro Bowl is turning into a joke. The Commish tries to make things “better” but is only doing damage to the league. I think Goodell’s impact when said and done might not be a positive one.

  28. footballnut says: Jan 21, 2010 12:21 PM

    The challenges mentioned above would be worth watching, but the Pro Bowl itself is not football anyway.
    Stick to just All Pro selections and hand out bonuses on that. No alternates would be needed, injured stars won’t be basterdized for missing a game most of us don’t care about, and we won’t have to waste our time debating if those selected should have to play or not.

  29. this class sucks says: Jan 21, 2010 6:38 PM

    How about this for an alternative to the current pro bowl: Elect only an all pro team of 26 guys (11 guys on offense, 11 on defense, a kicker, punter, long snapper and return man). They hold it on the day of or the day before the super bowl and you have to go unless you are in the super bowl (in which case the next highest vote getter at your position will get in). There is NO GAME. A bunch of cool little competitions and activities that don’t require pads or a lot of effort. Longest throw, accuracy, obstacle course, high jump, long jump, 40 time, weight lifting. Kind of a mini football olympics. Heck maybe even a 3-3 basketball game or a home run derby. Something so easy the players wont feel the need to skip it every year, but still some what entertaining. I don’t who watches the game, as someone said in an earlier comment its like watching touch football. I think this would be a great alternative and it would still mean something to make the pro bowl team. Unlike now where I think we are up to 90 players on the team. thats almost 1/7 of the starters in the NFL.
    On a side note I am happy Gore made it, I thought he deserved it, and especilly so when you consider his team. No one cares about all purpose yards but last time I checked a yard is a yard.

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