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Colts might rebel against Pro Bowl

With the decision to move the Pro Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl finding few supporters, there’s a chance that the opposition could morph into outright rebellion.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen hinted during Wednesday’s edition of NFL Live that the Colts might end up boycotting the Pro Bowl altogether, given the disruption it creates regarding their preparations for Super Bowl XLIV.

It previously was reported that the Colts players elected to the team would fly from Indianapolis to Miami on Sunday, leave the game at halftime, fly back to Indiana, and then fly with the team to Miami the next day for Super Bowl week.

So stay tuned.  This could get good.

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43 Responses to “Colts might rebel against Pro Bowl”
  1. cgmac says: Jan 27, 2010 4:41 PM

    I hope they do.
    For the Colts and the Vikings being forced to fly around for a game they 1) wont play in and 2) doesn’t mean anything to anyone is a complete waste of prep time for the game they started playing football for in the first place.
    Ultimate test for Goodell, do you fine the greatest QB of a generation?

  2. StevenM says: Jan 27, 2010 4:43 PM

    I hope they do. The PB is a joke!

  3. nfcbeast says: Jan 27, 2010 4:43 PM

    wow thats something new, colts aren’t showing up before an important game….who cares?!?! its worked for them so far, whats the point of standing on the sidelines after getting introduced…be better off studying film and getting “ya mind right”-WORD

  4. MNSportsGuy79 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:44 PM

    The Super Bowl will be enough of an over-rated waste of time – let alone this useless excuse for a “football” game. I don’t blame you skipping it all together either – but don’t act as if you really need the extra afternoon to prepare for what will be utter domination by the Colts. Manning get’s his 2nd ring in a game that will be over before halftime and even though he’s one of the game’s all-time best – it’ll be said that he beat the NFL’s other best team to get it and we ALL know that’s not true!

  5. Jared Allen's Shart Stain says: Jan 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    If only they would all jump into a white Bronco with the press helicopters giving chase, then we’d really have something.

  6. geaux says: Jan 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    Hope the Saints do this too – neither team should be expected to participate at all, the goal is to win the Lombardi Trophy, not to participate in some token pointless all star game.

  7. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    The only alternative in my opinion would be to fly the team in on Sunday AM so that they can travel as a team. There is no sense in the 7 Colts and 7 Saints flying to and from IND/NO, multiple times.
    Imagine if it were SD or Seattle in the Super Bowl and their players having to do the same thing.
    The NFL failed big time with this Pre Super Bowl pro bowl, because a) you lose the players from the best two teams, and b) the example provided here.

  8. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    Florio, you have got to be loving this pro bowl situation. Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click.

  9. MostNutsEver says: Jan 27, 2010 4:46 PM

    Sounds like it could be the most interesting thing to ever happen at a Pro Bowl.

  10. ar1888 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:47 PM

    If they arent playing in it, why make them go?

  11. Marv_Sleezy says: Jan 27, 2010 4:47 PM

    Just fly the whole team in on Sunday you idiot, and stop complaining!
    If they dont show up, tell Polian they cant play in the Superbowl.
    Polian is just paranoid becasue his Bills teams spent all their prp time partying.

  12. hurls187 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:48 PM

    I really hope they do this. It would be so sweet. There is no reason whatsoever for them to show up, even for the fans. Why would someone care that they got to see Manning down on the sideline in street clothes? gimme a break.

  13. 85_BenSkins_21 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:50 PM

    cgmac… last time I checked the Vikings can do whatever they want being that they lost last week
    But I totally agree that they shouldn’t have to go just to smile for the cameras and talk to the media. The players are going to have enough media in Indy and Miami in the coming weeks, that they don’t need to worry about the Pro Bowl. If players that are elected don’t care about it why should the ones care that have something a little more important to prepare for.

  14. cbrianwatkins says: Jan 27, 2010 4:50 PM

    i also hope they do
    no way Roger fines Peyton

  15. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:50 PM

    Good for them

  16. Whodatarian9 says: Jan 27, 2010 4:51 PM

    Um, dude, I think you missed the NFC Champioship coverage.

  17. tale of woe says: Jan 27, 2010 4:51 PM

    Ummm…cgmac – The Vikings didn’t make the Super Bowl…

  18. Wrathchild says: Jan 27, 2010 4:52 PM

    Gee, where did I hear that suggested before? Hmm, like twice by me?

  19. DragynJ says: Jan 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    cgmac says:
    January 27, 2010 4:41 PM
    I hope they do.
    For the Colts and the Vikings being forced to fly around for a game they 1) wont play in and 2) doesn’t mean anything to anyone is a complete waste of prep time for the game they started playing football for in the first place.
    Ultimate test for Goodell, do you fine the greatest QB of a generation?
    ———————————————–
    Wow, i’m a die hard vikings fan and even I’ve gotten over the fact that they lost the game on Sunday. Sorry bud, Saints made it to the big game, time to wake up. .. .

  20. LovinBlue says: Jan 27, 2010 4:55 PM

    @Jared Allen’s Shart Stain
    Best comment yet.

  21. jd says: Jan 27, 2010 4:55 PM

    If players aren’t going to play the last few games of a season because they might get hurt, what makes anyone think they will play in the Pro Bowl? Do something to make it interesting. How about no pads? A week before the draft? Pay-per-view w/topless cheerleaders?
    Im just saying.

  22. Occam says: Jan 27, 2010 4:56 PM

    “Your Majesty, the peasants are revolting!”
    “You’re telling me! They stink on ice.”

  23. Deb says: Jan 27, 2010 4:57 PM

    I thought the Colts had lost their collective minds when they said they were going to play the first half. They essentially throw the regular-season games against the Jets and Bills because they’re “resting” their starters in case they get to the Super Bowl. But then they’re going to have their best players miss practice and prep time to fly halfway across the country to risk injury participating in a meaningless game a week before they actually go to the Super Bowl?
    Who the heck is making the decisions for this team? And what’s he smoking? Polian? Crack?
    @cgmac …
    You mean the Colts and the Saints, right?
    And what’s this about fining the “greatest QB of a generation”? If a guy deserves a fine, he deserves a fine. Doesn’t matter WHO he is. But what’s Manning done to deserve a fine?

  24. TheBetterFaulk(33) says: Jan 27, 2010 4:59 PM

    I thought Peyton Manning didn’t need to gameplan.

  25. coltsfaninthepeg says: Jan 27, 2010 5:00 PM

    I hope the Colts & Saints boycott it. They have a much bigger goal in mind then going and waving a few times.
    The dumbest idea the NFL has had in eons was to re-schedule the Pro Bowl. How could they not know this would happen?

  26. bigtrav425 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:00 PM

    i hope they dont go and Peyton gets fined, i hate that guy or he does go and his plane crashes thats even better yet!

  27. DWat393 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:01 PM

    # MNSportsGuy79 says: January 27, 2010 4:44 PM
    The Super Bowl will be enough of an over-rated waste of time – let alone this useless excuse for a “football” game. I don’t blame you skipping it all together either – but don’t act as if you really need the extra afternoon to prepare for what will be utter domination by the Colts. Manning get’s his 2nd ring in a game that will be over before halftime and even though he’s one of the game’s all-time best – it’ll be said that he beat the NFL’s other best team to get it and we ALL know that’s not true!
    ________________________________
    a little bitter, are we?

  28. Deb says: Jan 27, 2010 5:02 PM

    Wait … you mean they’re not going to play? They’re just going for a photo op? They’re leaving practice and flying halfway across the country a week before the Super Bowl …
    for a photo op?????
    Okay. I’ve been trying to give Goodell a chance. But someone just needs to take this guy out back and beat some sense into him.
    A photo op??

  29. ch19079 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:04 PM

    They wont be fined for not participating, they simply wont be getting a check (like those who did participate).
    They shouldnt go, and anyone who does should be thaught a fool for allowing a small paycheck to interfer with their preperation for the biggest game of their lives.

  30. Tom says: Jan 27, 2010 5:06 PM

    The players played in the Pro Bowl only because it was in Hawaii and it gave the players and their families a vacation during the week prior to the game. To make the team was the important thing but actually playing was a different matter. Now that it is being played in Miami a week before the SB and really put those players from the SB teams in an difficult position. I think they should forget playing a Pro Bowl game.

  31. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 5:14 PM

    Notice to all Colts fans- please let your team know that they must protect Manning!!! Even after he gets rid of the ball. The Saints D are like alley thugs looking to steal beer money!
    The New Orleans Saints got a birth to the Super Bowl but they got there by taking out the other teams best players. The first thing they did against the Arizona Cardinals was take a cheap shot against Kurt Warner. The Saints may have beaten the Cardinals 45-14 but when you take out the best player with an unnecessary blow to the chest, I can see why they would win. Kurt Warner was just standing there watching the play go by and the enormous Bobby McCray knocked him to the ground causing an injury that would definitely decide the rest of the game. The Saints may have won the game 45-14 but at least try to win it in a fair way. If the Saints could have played the Cardinals with Kurt Warner I think the game would have been closer and the Cardinals may have had a chance to win the game.
    The Saints vs. Vikings game was another example of the Saints playing dirty to get to the Super Bowl. The Saints got lucky that the Vikings do not know how to hold on to the football . The hits that Anthony Hargrove, Bobby McCray and the other defensive lineman had on Brett Favre were inexcusable. The role of an NFL defensive player is to tackle the player with the ball. The Saints did that but a lot of those hits went to the extent of trying to hurt Favre. That is just dirty football and teams that play that way do not deserve to make the Super Bowl.
    The Saints backed into this one. I will give them credit on the victory against the Cardinals because the Cards are just known for a lack of defense. The first sign of that was the Packers vs. Cardinals game in the first round of the playoffs. The Saints have had to injure the two hall of fame quarterbacks to get to the Super Bowl. Now they are there, are they going to go back to their old ways and lose like they have since they have been in the NFL, win the way you are supposed to win, or continue to injure the top players and win the easy way?

  32. edgy1957 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:21 PM

    I support players from the Colts and Saints, if they do but the others should show up. I don’t see why anyone from those teams should have to show up and believe that being MIA from The MIA, is the right thing for them. The game AFTER the Pro Bowl is what EVERONE is going to be watching, so why not leave those teams alone. It’s bad enough that the press is going to be hounding them once they get there for the game.

  33. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 5:21 PM

    only place a vike is flying is to hattiesburg

  34. scomibord says: Jan 27, 2010 5:27 PM

    MNSportsIDIOT79
    Get over it. Take your stats that you think won you the game, and put them in the trophy case right next to the award for the best team to not win the Superbowl(How many of those do ya’ll have now??? I lose count!) Add the Special Teams yardage and it was a very close game. Have they changed the way to determine the winner of game in Minnesota????
    To the topic, I don’t think any of the COLTS were going to play in the Pro Bowl, Deb. Just be there for the ceremonies. But does the amount of “injuries” indicate the players unhappiness for not going to Hawaii??

  35. if yer not first... says: Jan 27, 2010 5:29 PM

    I just can’t get over the idiocy of this probowl thing. I rarely watch it but I at least have it on the television -I’m not even doing that this year. Did somebody not stop and think that by moving the probowl to the week before the Superbowl you would be moving it to a place where the 4 best teams – the teams that might very likely have the most players voted to the bowl_- would probably not participate.
    idiots

  36. akuehn713 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:37 PM

    First, Polian is a bitch. That guy pisses and moans about everything and then gets his way. What a brat.
    @ Percy Harvin
    McCray’s shot on Favre was legal, it was a questionable call to call him for roughing. Favre stepped at him as if he was going to block him and then decided not to. The defender has the right to hit him if he doesn’t clear out. The only reason they threw a flag was because they bumped helmets. Favre is known for getting downfield and blocking on those plays, and even injured a Texan by going low this past preseason. McCray wouldn’t have gotten flagged if it wasn’t for the helmet contact. The Vikings turned it over 5 times and and couldn’t make plays when it mattered, that’s why they lost. Not a couple of hits on Favre. Besides I always hear about how tough he is, apparently that’s only when he’s hooked on the vicodin.

  37. Teknoyoda says: Jan 27, 2010 5:40 PM

    Pervy Harvin…..Umm Kurt Warner was playing for the cardinals, Were you watching a game from the Future? If so what’s the stock market like?
    And as far as the Vikings not holding on to the ball, take a look at the game again. Most of those fumbles were stripped.

  38. scomibord says: Jan 27, 2010 5:46 PM

    You mean that 25th ranked defense you were looking forward to silencing. I love the ” they’re dirty thing”. We drove 2 future HoFers to retirement. That lowly 25th ranked defense. Go bend your mommy over, thats probably been the only tail you’ve ever had in your life, besides your uncle(Or is he your Aunt)!! Thats the only thing I’ve heard you say on here besides some crap about a North wind. Have your stats got you to the Super Bowl yet?

  39. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 5:50 PM

    akuehn713 – Oh,I agree. We couldn’t hold the ball. We lost. Studied film of the game though and concluded they went out of their way to bash Favre on many occasions. That is fine,it’s a mans game. I like hitting. Favre took it all and said “that all you got?” Look for your team to start getting a little of your own medicine…best watch it,Brees a fragile lil thing. Couldn’t hold Favre’s jock on the tough meter. But than again,who can?

  40. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 27, 2010 5:56 PM

    Pervy Harvin:
    About a 2 on the ol’ Troll-o-Meter. I’ve seen better trolls on Nick at Nite’s web site.
    You really really really really really really suck at this and should give it up.

  41. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 6:33 PM

    scomibord says ; We drove 2 future HoFers to retirement. That lowly 25th ranked defense. Go bend your mommy over, thats probably been the only tail you’ve ever had in your life, besides your uncle(Or is he your Aunt)!!
    ————————————————–
    Wrong scomi,I bent your old lady over when I was down there for the game.Don’t believe me?? Then look at this,I stole your guys wedding picture for a souvenir!!!
    http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/pitw/hillbilly1.jpg

  42. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 7:43 PM

    it would only be news if they revolted against the super bowl, acted like the vicodins got screwed (they did screw themselves), and said they were actually the champs already and told the nfl to shove it.
    i mean, they coulda been undefeated, right?
    c’mon, napolian, we’z waitin’.

  43. bellivi5150 says: Jan 27, 2010 9:14 PM

    I think it’s great they are having their own little tea party an all out REVOLT. I wit ya.

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