A Lesson In Pro Bowl Voting Futility

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The players for this year's Pro Bowl, that you won't watch, will be announced on ESPN during a special hosted by Trey Wingo, Trent Dilfer and Mike Golic. But before they can get to that announcement, both the fans as well as the coaches and players have to get their votes in. The Players and Coaches don't do so for a little while, but the fan vote is in, and it's hilarious!

According to the DC Sports Bog, Redskins fans decided that nine....NINE!....of the team's players deserved to be in the Pro Bowl. As if that wasn't crazy enough, look at some of the names they selected....

At long last, we have the final vote tallies from the objective NFL fan Pro Bowl voting. The objective fans have decided that, of the 19 positional categories in the NFC, nine should be filled by members of the burgundy and maroon and gold and black. And also, that two of the top 10 overall vote-getters should be members of the Redskins offense.

So bring on Shaun Suisham as the leading kicker in either conference, even though he has more misses than any kicker in the league. Bring on Cornelius Griffin as the leading NFC D tackle, even though the Redskins D-line has been the subject of intense angst and RB bludgeoning in recent weeks. The offense is one of three in the NFL yet to crack 30 points? Bah, who cares? Bring on the leading RB, leading FB and leading tackle. Special teams have largely been a disappointment? Tell that to Khary Campbell, the leading specialist in either conference. Power to the people!
Hilarious, but as I pointed out above, it's not going to matter once the coaches and players weigh in. As a Skins fan myself, I think it's safe to say that futility is something that you get used to. Good times!

Here's the rest of the team-by-team breakdown....

Redskins (7-6) -- 9
Giants (11-2) -- 4
Ravens (9-4) -- 4
Titans (12-1) -- 3
Dolphins (8-5) -- 3
Cowboys (8-5) -- 2
Jets (8-5) -- 2
Broncos (8-5) -- 2
Steelers (10-3) -- 1
Cardinals (8-5) -- 1
Saints (7-6) -- 1
Bears (7-6) -- 1
Texans (6-7) -- 1
Packers (5-8) -- 1
Chargers (5-8) -- 1
Raiders (3-10) -- 1
Chiefs (2-11) -- 1

Redskins Fans Finish Off Pro Bowl Mockery (DC Sports Bog)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:47 PM


The Eagles don't have any?

walnuts said...
Dec 11, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

Maybe McNabb can be voted in as the NFC's VP of Common Sense?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

I would bet that every single Redskins fan wishes that they could have those Suisham votes back.

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Habs fans laugh at Skins fans. The top vote-getters at every position for the NHL All-Star Game at all Montreal Canadiens.

That's right, the NHL has fans!

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

The Colts don't have any?


JFreak said...
Dec 11, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

Adrian Pederson????

Mark said...
Dec 12, 2008, 2:44:00 AM  

If there's only one NFC RB picked, it must be Portis for his huge first half of the season.

Anonymous said...
Dec 12, 2008, 2:57:00 AM  

Seriously? No Eagles? Not even Trent Cole?

JFein said...
Dec 12, 2008, 12:37:00 PM  

No Eagles or Colts and there's just as many Chiefs as Steelers. That's stupid.

Brad James said...
Dec 12, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

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