The most pointless football game on the planet will continue to be played one week before the most important football game on the planet. Despite flirting with the idea of abandoning the Pro Bowl after last season’s embarrassing game of two-hand touch the NFL, no doubt under pressure from the NFLPA, has decided to keep the tradition alive.
So go ahead and make your pre-Super Bowl plans now. The most boring game of football kicksoff at 4pm Pacific on January 27th, 2013, which means we’ll be sound asleep by 4:30 that same afternoon as the Pro Bowl puts us into our one-week hibernation ahead of the Super Bowl.
That means Richard Seymour can still plan on making his annual trip to Hawaii as he’s reached that point in his Hall of Fame career where he’s inked in no matter what type of season he’s had. The same can pretty much be said for Shane Lechler. Sebastian Janikowski finally got his props last year but that came as the result of one of the greatest seasons an NFL kicker has ever put together. Hopefully Seabass in on that Seymour level now too.
Of course the man that would be starting for the AFC, no questions asked, is Darren McFadden…wait for it…if he can remain healthy, of course. Run DMC has yet to put together a full season but when (if?) he does he’ll certainly earn his first trip to Hawaii. We’re still waiting for Tyvon Branch to get some Pro Bowl love too.
So for all of you that were on suicide watch due to the threat of no longer being able to watch yawn inducing scrimmage football…