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Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:42 pm
 
A. Rodgers said he was embarrassed by the NFC's players effort in the Pro Bowl (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

The Pro Bowl, as we all know, is a joke.

We tried making some suggestions last year (um, hello, running clock?!?), and this year, we described why the changes the NFL did make didn’t improve the quality of the game.

Not only do we see this game as an exercise in irrelevance, mostly because the players’ effort is lacking, but apparently so does Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

During his regular appearance on ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers said  the NFC players “embarrassed themselves” during the game last Sunday. He also said he was "disappointed in the lack of pride.”

Said Rodgers: “I feel like there should be some pride involved in a game like that, and I was just surprised by some of the efforts of some of the guys. This was my second Pro Bowl. (I) played in the one in 2010. It was down in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I felt that that one had a lot more energy.

“The AFC side obviously had more energy. I think they were upset about the second onside kick (called by Packers coach Mike McCarthy), and at that point they played a lot harder than we did. But even in the early going, they were playing definitely harder than we were.”

Obviously, there’s no reason for the Pro Bowl selections to go all out and risk injury, and the NFL enforces special rules in the game to decrease those chances as well. But when the defensive linemen are basically shaking hands with the offensive linemen each time the ball is snapped and when would-be-tacklers let ball-rushers run right by them for touchdowns, you have to ask yourself, what’s the point of watching this?

And maybe now Rodgers is asking himself, what’s the point of playing?

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Comments

Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Yeah, right, you wish. What a loser you are. Rodgers is one of the only "real decent" players in the NFL.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:49 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I watched about 3 possessions, which took all of about 5 minutes of real time.  Pretty clear why I stopped watching this game like over 10 years ago.    The ProBowl is the Emmies or Actors Guild Awards Ceremony for the NFL.  They are only there to pat each other on the back, not actually hit each other...  Don't expect this to change anytime soon (you listening Aaron?)  With what these guys, especially the ProBowlers, get paid I wouldn't be surprised if they do stop actually playing the game one of these years.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:47 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Yeah I do know him. Real well. known him for about 5 years. He is a fake!




Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:42 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The NFL needs a new marketing team.  How can every other All-Star game a grand event and at least somewhat entertaining to watch?  The Pro Bowl was straight up awful.  Watched one play and switched channels.  Who won?



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:38 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

All All-Star games are worthless.  NHL-the score is ususally 9-8 which never happens in an actual hockey game.  NBA-150 to 148 final score, again no defense, letting the other team dunk at will and shoot wide open 3's.  MLB- game ends in a tie, granted not anymore, but it did happen.  Mc Donald's game-why name any big men to that game, they don't touch the ball anyway?  There's my rant.  I haven't watched one for years!  They suck!



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:38 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I'm a troll because i think Rodgers is a FAKE?
Coming to a thread that has really nothing to do about Rodgers himself and moaning about how he gets too much attention?  Yeah, you're a troll.  If you didnt have anything constructive to say about the article, then why post in the first place?  And to side track to your stupid comment, what kind of evidence do you have that you would consider him to be a "fake"?  Clearly, you know the guy so well...



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Even if they gave an effort what would be the point of watching it? Do people actually watch preseason games too?



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:35 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

And I'm a Packers fan to boot!



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I watched the Weather Channel... much more entertaining.




Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:31 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I'm a troll because i think Rodgers is a FAKE?


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