Ah, the Pro Bowl. The all-star game that absolutely no one gives a shit about.
Even though no one gives a shit, the NFL insists on playing this game every year. And so, the most interesting part of it becomes the unveiling of the list of players who made the team. That happened today and the Green Bay Packers have five Pro Bowlers.
They are quarterback Aaron Rodgers, receiver Jordy Nelson, fullback John Kuhn, guard Josh Sitton and outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
This is Rodgers’ fourth Pro Bowl selection, Matthews’ fifth, Kuhn’s and Sitton’s second, and Nelson’s first.
Now, let’s get down to brass tacks.
Rodgers, Sitton and Nelson are deserving selections.
Matthews and Kuhn, not so much. Matthews has been badass lately, but he played like garbage for the entire first half of the season. Kuhn… we’re not really sure what he did to deserve a Pro Bowl nod.
But that’s the thing with the Pro Bowl. Fans account for one-third of the voting and let’s be honest. The majority of fans know right next to jack shit about football or the guys who are playing it well at any particular time. They vote on name recognition and Matthews and Kuhn both have that. Players also account for one-third of the voting and players always pick guys on reputation. If you were a boss two years ago, you’re probably getting a Pro Bowl nod this year.
We’ve said it a million times if we’ve said it once. This is the main reason the Pro Bowl is joke.
Remember when Jeff Saturday played center that one season in Green Bay and got benched for Evan Dietrich-Smith? Yeah, he was a Pro Bowler that year.
It is pretty fun to poke holes in these bullshit Pro Bowl rosters. We’ll be back with the Packers who got jobbed.