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My Two Cents Part 1

This week I'm going to write short articles/rants recapping what I think about 4 things

1.  The Pro Bowl

2.  The no-call in Arizona

3.  The Donovan McNabb situation

4.  Can't remember right now.

The Pro Bowl:  it's a good thing.  Yes, I suppose that it's a magnet for injuries and that supposedly nobobdy cares about it, but I still want it.  Why?  Because I love NFL football.  I'm addicted to it.  I want as much of it as I can.  I think that a few boatloads of people are the same way I am.  Look what I'm doing right now.  I'm typing on my computer wishing that there was a game on.  Look at what you're doing.  You're on your computer desperately looking for news about football, desperately waiting for the next time your team plays.  Considering that we're a fanbase that anxiously awaits the intrasquad scrimmage each August (and sells it out every year) we can't really dump on the Pro Bowl.  When I hear or read people saying that the Pro Bowl doesn't matter, (which is all the ****ing time) I think one of two things:  a.  They're trying to sound smart, i.e. they're being uppity.  b.  They're making an excuse for a player who isn't attending.  Yes the Pro Bowl is an injury risk.  Do you know what else is an injury risk?  Weightlifting, OTAs, practices, scrimmages, preseason games, playoff games, and oh yeah, the other sixteen games of the year.  The Pro Bowl is for us, the fans, to give us another game of football.  Every time I hear about a player dropping out because they don't FEEL like it, it screams to me that the player doesn't really care about the fans.  Also, Bryant McKinnie definately doesn't care about the fans (Bryant McKinnie isn't afraid to skip practices, gotta admire him for that).  Also, of course, the Pro Bowl is an honor and players should be honored to be selected.  For those of you that think that they should just announce who made it, I suppose that would retain the sanctity of the thing but I have two problems with that:  1.  I don't really feel like someone's an all-star until I see them play in an all-star game (in any sport) and 2.  They pretty much already do that with the All-Pro team and nobody gives a flying **** about who's on the All-Pro team.  One thing that I will also say is that I think that Aaron starting in the Pro Bowl is pretty important to him, the team and us as a fanbase.  And I would especially encourage Packer fans to tune in because of the attitude that McCarthy and Rodgers have-they prepare for everything and take every game seriously.  I say this because under McCarthy we went out and won the last game of the season each year of his tenure even though in all four cases it either couldn't affect playoff positioning or we were eliminated from contention, we blow teams out in preseason games and you better believe that he had that 2007 Pro Bowl team ready.  I think that it's part of the reason that we generally don't get a blown out or lay eggs against bad teams.  But anyways, we know that Rodgers will be out there giving his all and that should be more of an incentive for any Packer fan to watch.  If you don't watch the Pro Bowl tonight, then you won't be watching football, and what's worse than that???

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