Today is the very last game of the 2007-2008 NFL season, the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl:( So, just like every other Sunday this fall/winter, I will be doing my preview. I know what you're thinking, "A preview of the Pro Bowl???" Yes, that's right, it's Football, isn't it? This is how much I love the NFL, I write previews of the most meaningless game of the season, which is, in fact, more meaningless than the preseason, but a lot more exciting (to me, anyway). So, instead of getting ready for High School Baseball tryouts, which start March 1st, I spent my free time this morning writing, yes, writing.
Ok, so maybe this isn't exactly a "Preview", but it's as close to one as you're gonna get.
Here are the rosters for both the AFC, and NFC All-Star teams. Both rosters were rapidly changing after the Super Bowl, when Tom Brady and Randy Moss dropped out (replaced by Derek Anderson, and Chad Johnson), and several injured players were replaced, as well.
AFC (replacements marked with a *):
FB: Lorenzo Neal
FS: Ed Reed
PK: Rob Bironas
KR/PR: Joshua Cribbs
ST: Kassim Osgood
NFC (replacements marked with a *):
FB: Tony Richardson
FS: Ken Hamlin,
P: Andy Lee
PK: Nick Folk
KR/PR: Devin Hester
LS: Ethan Albright
- Dallas has the most selections this year with 13 (7 Offense, 5 Defense, 1 ST)
- Both of the starting DT for the NFC play for the Minnesota Vikings, and coincidentally have the same last name (Kevin, and Pat Williams).
-Four of the 11 defensive starters for the NFC play for the Seattle Seahawks (Patrick Kerney, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson, and Marcus Trufant). Although Kerney dropped out of the Pro Bowl.
- Three rookie were selected this year, and two of them are starters.
- Both LB Mike Vrabel, and RB Fred Taylor are going to their first Pro Bowl, after being in the NFL for 10+ years (Taylor was an injury replacement, while Vrabel is a starter).
AFC will win, they have won 7 of the last 10 Pro Bowls, and I think they will go for their 8th win in 11 years. The Pro Bowl is very hard to predict, as a matter of fact, I don't think anyone has ever even tried to predict the outcome, but oh well. AFC wins, the MVP will be Asante Samuel, who's going to pick off the NFC QB's two times.
So, there you have, AGM's first EVER Pro Bowl Preview. Enjoy the final, (...and meaningless) game of the 2007-2008 NFL season.