The Pro Bowl was held Sunday night and several members of the Green Bay Packers participated. Among those were receiver Jordy Nelson and non-injured linebacker Clay Matthews.
In the second quarter, Nelson caught a touchdown from Drew Brees and then celebrated the score with Matthews. That’s only worth mentioning because Nelson and Matthews were on different teams.
In case you failed to care for the past few years, there’s no more NFC vs. AFC at the Pro Bowl. The teams are drafted by two ex-players. This year, they were picked by two guys who really love cocaine — Michael Irvin and Cris Carter. In some circles, they were calling it the Blow Bowl. And by some circles, I mean this one, right here in front of my computer.
Anyway, guys from the same conference and even the same team can now end up on opposite teams in the Pro Bowl, as Nelson and Matthews did.
From what I have gathered, this play and the subsequent celebration was the highlight of the game. No, I did not watch it because, like most people who really care about football, I have no interest in this farcical exhibition game. The Pro Bowl is for casual fans who can only name star players and don’t know the difference between a 4-3 and a 3-4 defense. It’s also for Andy Dalton fans.
I am neither of those.
In the end, Nelson’s team won the game by a 32-28 margin. And that means absolutely nothing.