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Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:42 pm
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A. Rodgers said he was embarrassed by the NFC's players effort in the Pro Bowl (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

The Pro Bowl, as we all know, is a joke.

We tried making some suggestions last year (um, hello, running clock?!?), and this year, we described why the changes the NFL did make didn’t improve the quality of the game.

Not only do we see this game as an exercise in irrelevance, mostly because the players’ effort is lacking, but apparently so does Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

During his regular appearance on ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers said  the NFC players “embarrassed themselves” during the game last Sunday. He also said he was "disappointed in the lack of pride.”

Said Rodgers: “I feel like there should be some pride involved in a game like that, and I was just surprised by some of the efforts of some of the guys. This was my second Pro Bowl. (I) played in the one in 2010. It was down in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I felt that that one had a lot more energy.

“The AFC side obviously had more energy. I think they were upset about the second onside kick (called by Packers coach Mike McCarthy), and at that point they played a lot harder than we did. But even in the early going, they were playing definitely harder than we were.”

Obviously, there’s no reason for the Pro Bowl selections to go all out and risk injury, and the NFL enforces special rules in the game to decrease those chances as well. But when the defensive linemen are basically shaking hands with the offensive linemen each time the ball is snapped and when would-be-tacklers let ball-rushers run right by them for touchdowns, you have to ask yourself, what’s the point of watching this?

And maybe now Rodgers is asking himself, what’s the point of playing?

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Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:14 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The pro bowl game is a JOKE. I know there are a
lot money involved, but I think they should abolish the game. This should be
like the gold gloves in baseball, the players are selected but there is not
game involve.



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:06 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Who cares? Who watches the Pro Bowl unless they have money on the game anyway?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:48 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Did you even watch the game?  Not a Packer fan here, but that comment was just stupid.  IF the defense showed up for even 1 half, they win the game.  ROdgers is the only thing that kept them in the game.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:44 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Every single player in that so-called PRO BOWL game should be embarrassed.  I would rather just watch a skills competition amongst the all-stars rather than a half-assed, half-hearted game.  Don't insult the intelligence of the NFL fan.  If I had bought a ticket to that game, I would be demanding a refund.  And to be honest, the NHL All-Star game wasn't much better.  Select the players to the All-Star team and then hold a high-stakes skills competition that involves all players.  By the way, where in the hell were any Lions players in Hawaii?  I have to believe that Megatron should've been there!



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:42 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The NFL should be ashamed of themselves, by putting this crap on television. I watched the first possession of both teams and the effort was laughable and embarrassing to any one who has ever played the game of football....the lineman looked like they were slow dancing with eachother. I hope that they just quit playing this pro bowl game, since it is obvious that about 80 percent of these guys, have no pride and don't really want to play....



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:29 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

He should have been embarrassed by his and the Packers effort the previous week.



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

They used to actually "play" in the pro bowl, this is like watching some kind of retarded flag football game. I won't watch it again, not that I watched much of this one. It's become a joke. Find another way to honor the best players.



Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Be disappointed in the man who thought it was a good idea to keep Cam Newton in for a half.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

"Lack of pride".  Really?  In an over-rated flag football game which somehow drew more viewing audience than last years TX/STL World Series, I'd hardly call LOP a viable phrase.  I've taken the Over for five straight years and haven't been disappointed.  It's a joke.  The game cannot be improved and for all intents and purposes let the complaining begin when the first guy tears an ACL.  50k to the W, and 25k to the L.  Big deal.  To them it's a vacay in Key West.  It might cover the costs of flying family members to Hawaii.  Do away with it ALL TOGETHER. 




Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

It's an exhibition game that comes after the season is over, who cares? I've been watching football for thirty years and have never watched the Pro Bowl. I don't watch exhibition games in the preseason, I don't watch the exhibition Pro Bowl game, and I don't watch college bowl games, because they are basically exhibition games.


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