Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jan 26, 2013.
It's the honor that matters -- not who plays.
The Pro Bowl is an honor that figures into Hall of Fame consideration.
Snubbed by a process in which fans account for 1/3rd of the tally.
Perhaps fans should be a little less "snubbing" and kick up their contribution a bit if the thought of such injustice is too much a burden to bear.
A father agreeing to let you marry his only daughter is an honor. Getting a distinguished service medal is an honor.
Getting voted into the Pro Bowl is like being voted Prom Queen.
Yeah, because there are no better alternatives other than All Pro and Super Bowls. Still doesn't change my point. Heck, I actually like the All Pro list. They should let the pro bowl be for the fans, and remain a popularity contest and introduce a more robust All Pro system.
You are right, however, with all the bad press that Dez got this year, it would be foolish for him to be "Honored" by being voted to the pro bowl.
Hell, look at how some Cowboy fans accuse him of being a bad seed because of him learning how to grow up.
It was not the right time. It's over and done with.
Really? The HOF? Really?
Dude! The kid is just now learning how to be a pro football player, and your are projecting out 8, 9, 10 years from now or longer?
No, there is an undeniable connection between Pro Bowls and the Hall of Fame. When the HOF selection committee meets, one of the things they do is count Pro Bowls.
Biggest Pro Bowl snub of all time?
Heck... he wasn't the biggest Pro Bowl snub THIS YEAR. Whatever center in the NFC that didn't get picked because Jeff Saturday was picked as the starter was the most snubbed this year.
I read that he graded out as the 30th best center in the NFL. The Packers benched him during the season.
He made is strictly based on his reputation from his years in Indy.
Maybe currently but that's only because the people who are up for induction went to the Pro Bowl at a time when it actually had significance.
For a guy up for induction for the first time, his last possible Pro Bowl was what....2007?
Even then it was considered a joke but as much as it was considered as such it was also viewed with much higher regard than it is now.
A time will come when Pro Bowl attendance will not make a case for induction because attendance has all but lost it's meaning at this point and the only sense Pro Bowl attendance will be used as a measure of HOF worthiness is when players never go to the Pro Bowl over the span of a career because everyone goes to the Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl is a joke. The voting process is a joke.
I think we are already at such a time but I doubt it's all that widely acknowledge.
In the future, Pro Bowl attendance will not make a case for inclusion. Instead a lack of attendance will likely be a strong case for exclusion.
You are missing my point. I'm saying there shouldn't be a connection because the Pro Bowl is a joke, and it's a boobie prize for losers.
Pretty sure all those seasons will count the same.
He is already in the top 3 receivers in the game. It will be sweeter to watch him next time, see if he gets in.
While he certainly got snubbed, as far as I'm concerned it just means his next contract with the Cowboys will be slightly cheaper.
That's a long way from where we are now.
Not saying it's completely without an upside.
Only because of inertia.
Safely one of the HOF Selection Committee's hallmarks.
Jeff Unger was picked as the NFC starting center, and Saturday was the other center. Whoever was passed over in favor of Saturday was at least 1st alternate. And the next guy was 2nd alternate.
There were *six* NFC WR picked ahead of Bryant, including two starters, two backups, and two alternates. Bryant had better stats than four of them.
who cares? its the pro bowl.
No snub at all.
Dez didn't come on until late in the season. Before then he had his fair share of negatively memorable plays (e.g. Bad routes vs. Chicago leading to Romo INTs; missing a game winning TD by a fingertip because he falls in the endzone with poor form, etc).
By the time Dez turned the corner much of the voting was in.
It's up to Dez now to build on his performance over the last 5 games, clean up any remnants of miscues, and carry that performance over a 16 game season (and through the playoffs).
If he does that he'll be a lock for next year!s pro bowl. Dez holds the keys; it's all up to him now to have a strong offseason to achieve that.