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Old 01-28-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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By Michael David Smith - The seven players each on the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints who were chosen to the Pro Bowl won't play in it, as this year it happens a week before the Super Bowl.

But the NFL is still making the players show up.

The league has told all the players who were chosen for the Pro Bowl that they'll have to be there to talk to the media before the game and stand on the sidelines at the start of it. And since the Saints and Colts have practice on Pro Bowl Sunday, that means players on both teams will practice in the morning, fly to Miami in the afternoon, and then fly back home at night.

And then they'll fly back to Miami on Monday.

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Colts players are all going to leave the game at halftime of the Pro Bowl, which serves as a nice little reminder of how meaningless the league's annual all-star game is.

Colts president Bill Polian ripped the league for requiring the players to fly down on Sunday, and it's hard to blame him. It's silly for players to spend hours on a plane when they could be spending those same hours preparing for the game in Miami that actually matters.


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I dont think this is a good idea..should we just accept the fines and keep our boys together?

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Old 01-28-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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I've always said... "the probowl is GAY". This just proved it more.

This is dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, STOOOOPID!!

The Superbowl is next weekend for pete's sake!
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someone mentioned that the p. bowl players are not coming home they are staying in s. florida. its will help a little on the jet lag anyway
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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Maybe the whole team should just go down on Saturday and setup their HQ/practice there at a Miami Community College for the big week and just stay there. Just thinking out loud.
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Excuse me. What is more important. Pro Bowl or SB? Seriously dumb.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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You folks are trying to apply wisdom where it doesn't always reside.

Good luck with that.

Who knows why they changed weekends. I'd bet it doesn't last long.
Back to the old way next year?

Why the heck did they change it in the first place?

Brilliant! I think I'll have a Guiness.
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It is dumb they are being told to do this...worse if they were told they had to play!
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No Einstein's running the NFL as usual. Take the fine and keep 'em together. Who gives a rat's a** about the p bowl.
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Excuse me. What is more important. Pro Bowl or SB? Seriously dumb.
the p. bowl makers don't have a choice uk they have to report. now the other players will join them later is what were yaking about
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Yup, i say take the fine and move on..
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