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Monday, February 4, 2008

The 2008 Pro Bowl Will Be Without Their Main Attractions Because Certain Players Decided To Be Sore Losers

A star-studded lineup won't be playing in the Pro Bowl this season.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Randy Moss joined Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and defensive tackle Jamal Williams in deciding on Monday to skip the Feb. 10 game in Honolulu.

Browns quarterback Derek Anderson will replace Brady and Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow will sub for Gates on the AFC's roster. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Casey Hampton will take Williams' spot.

Tom Brady

Brady

Randy Moss

Moss

Cincinnati's Chad Johnson will replace Moss, who caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in New England's 17-14 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night.

Brady, who was sacked five times by the Giants and pounded throughout the Super Bowl, has been bothered by a tender ankle. There was no official word why Moss wasn't going to play.

I have a guess as to why Brady and Moss aren't going to play....because they are so embarrassed and sore they lost the Super Bowl to the Giants that they are ashamed to show their faces to the public and other players. I don't blame them either in a way. That was the greatest upset in Super Bowl history. Even still, they shouldn't be sore about losing. After all, they were voted in by the fans and to not give the fans what they want for no reason at all as a professional athlete is pretty sour of them. Its kind of babyish to say that because we lost the Super Bowl, now we don't want to play in the Pro Bowl.

Gates is still bothered by the left big toe he dislocated in San Diego's wild-card playoff win over Tennessee on Jan. 6. He was able to play in a divisional playoff win at Indianapolis and the AFC Championship Game loss at New England.

Williams had been bothered by an ankle injury since December.

They join teammate LaDainian Tomlinson in pulling out of the game in Honolulu. Tomlinson reinjured his sprained left knee in the 21-12 loss to the Patriots.

The withdrawals still leave six Chargers in the game.

In a release, the Browns did not provide a reason for Anderson replacing the Patriots star.

With Anderson and Winslow making the trip, the Browns will have six players in the Pro Bowl, the club's most since sending six in 1994.

Johnson will accompany teammate T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who was picked for his first Pro Bowl. It will mark the first time a pair of Bengals receivers reached the Pro Bowl together.

Johnson is coming off a most unhappy season in Cincinnati, where his self-promotion has worn thin on coaches, teammates and fans. He stopped talking to the local media after a columnist suggested the team might be better off without him.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Sorry it's taken me so long, but I have linked to your blog. If you would like to link back, the address is:

justforsport.blogsome.com

I wrote a post today on the greatest games of the last ten years, and last night's made the list. I know some of you guys are Giants fans, congrats.