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Matt Kalil gets belated Pro Bowl trip

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The game is two days away, but the players keep saying “aloha” while others are saying, well, “aloha.”

Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team.  He replaces Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who has withdrawn due to an injury.

(What’s next?  Changing the game plan for run-heavy to 60 passes?)

Kalil is the first and only (for now) member of the team’s offensive line to get to Honolulu this year, even though they helped Adrian Peterson rush for 2,097 yards, the second most ever in NFL history.  Kalil and Peterson are part of a seven-man (for now) Minnesota contingent in Hawaii.

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16 Responses to “Matt Kalil gets belated Pro Bowl trip”
  1. Ponder This says: Jan 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    He deserves it, but this game is a joke. He isn’t even going to practice. And everyone knows John Sullivan should have been there too.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    “How was your Pro Bowl experience, Matt?”

    “Unnhh…kinda belated, actually. Not what I expected..”.

  3. dmartin17 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:56 PM

    CANCEL THE GAME

  4. davikes says: Jan 25, 2013 5:37 PM

    They ought to have a Pro Bowl awards ceremony, and watch highlights. Then the next couple days they should run a football camp for disadvantaged kids. It would mean a lot more than it does today.

  5. jmsieli says: Jan 25, 2013 5:51 PM

    This is just one more notch for Speilman who right now is running Ted Thompson over, KUDOS to Speilman.

  6. th56 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:54 PM

    The pro bowls pretty much a popularity contest anyways, but the selecting of offensive lineman is the worst. The average fan has no idea how to gauge the performance of an OL. They just vote for a player on their team or some name they just happen to recognize. I’d say it’s much more of an honor being selected as a replacement than from fan voting.

  7. purpleguy says: Jan 25, 2013 6:12 PM

    He’ll hardly get there in time for the game for cripes sake.

  8. coolgato13 says: Jan 25, 2013 6:32 PM

    So how many players actually selected to the Pro Bowl are actually going? And how many are replacements? This is a meaningless joke especially when held before the Super Bowl.

  9. noozehound says: Jan 25, 2013 6:36 PM

    not true, 56. linemen have individual stats, like sacks given up, penalties against, etc. plus, blocking for a runningback who almost breaks the all time record means something. but like its been stated before, the fact that Sullivan isn’t going is a slap in the face. especially when writers from Pft and Bleacher report are calling him the best center in the NFL.

  10. youngs79 says: Jan 25, 2013 6:39 PM

    John Sullivan deserved to be there! Jeff Saturday didn’t even start for his own team.

  11. purplesane says: Jan 25, 2013 8:27 PM

    Face it folks, the Pro Bowl is entertainment; mainly for the players who have played their hearts out all season. It is an opportunity for them to have some fun and for the fans to observe them having a good time. I watch it for the entertainment value and to see my favorite players enjoying themselves. If you are looking for more than that, then I would suggest watching a rerun episode of your favorite TV show.

  12. zn0rseman says: Jan 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    It’s a crime that Jeff Saturday made the Pro Bowl over John Sullivan.

  13. theytukrjobs says: Jan 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    I think people are too hard on the Probowl. Look, the players don’t play hard and the game is kind of neutered. But people still watch it. Players still have fun with the festivities and what not. And I’m of the opinion that bad football is better than no football.

    Goodell should just accept that guys aren’t going full speed and not worry about it. This is an exhibition game. And regardless of how silly the game might be, there will still be a few players going hard.

    I’ll be tuning into the beginning of it just to see All Day bust open one last run for the season. You know he’ll be going full speed.

  14. axespray says: Jan 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    zn0rseman says:
    Jan 25, 2013 9:01 PM
    “It’s a crime that Jeff Saturday made the Pro Bowl over John Sullivan.”
    —————————–
    Charles Johnson and Chris Clemons had great seasons … yet no.69 (who was shut down by Marshall Newhouse of all people) is in the pro bowl… no complaints or whining about that.

  15. vikesfansteve says: Jan 26, 2013 9:57 PM

    Sullivan is not a good pass blocker all the time but a great run blocker.

  16. vikesfansteve says: Jan 26, 2013 9:59 PM

    Allen was second in sacks by Defensive Ends.

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