“The first thing I have to do is apologize to the Pro Bowl,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “I thought it was going to be bad. I thought it was embarrassing. And this new format — I thought they were just making a farce out of the whole thing. And last night was as good a Pro Bowl as they’ve played in ten years.”
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he won’t know Harvin’s status for the NFC Championship game against the 49ers until Wednesday or Thursday.
The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco.
At the end of the Warriors’ 140-109 loss to the Rockets Tuesday night, Golden State coach Mark Jackson had his team intentionally foul Rockets players to prevent them from setting an NBA record for three-pointers.
Fixing the Pro Bowl voting system isn’t easy. But the league needs to straighten this out and start picking players who deserve it.
After the 2011 season, the AFC defeated the NFC 59-41 in a Pro Bowl notable for little defense and a general lack of effort.
San Francisco had the most players selected, nine, including six from its second-ranked defense.
John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that with a two week gap between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, it’s important to keep the players focused.
The latest Pro Bowl should once and for all prove the need to kill it off. And while you’re at it, put a fork in the NHL All-Star Game too.