Pro Bowl Recap

So I'm pretty sure the NFC won, and as Pewter Pirates mentioned earlier, Derrick Brooks won some kind of MVP award, in part for his interception return for a touchdown. The Pro Bowl, like most all star games has become largely meaningless as the level of animosity between the AFC and NFC has declined to almost nothing.

One of the more interesting ideas I have heard to reinvigorate the Pro Bowl is to schedule the game for the Sunday before the Pro Bowl. Miami suggested this idea awhile back as part of a package where Miami would hold the Super Bowl every three years and, in return, the city would build permanent facilities for the Pro Bowl. Obviously players from the Super Bowl teams would not be able to play, but more attention would be paid to the Pro Bowl if it was a week before the biggest sporting event in America.

The biggest free agent this offseason is Shaun Alexander, and the "where-will-Alexander-the-Great-go?" rumor mill begins with the Panthers wooing of last season's MVP. While Alexander has still not commited to where he will play next season, he did admit yesterday that Carolina's Steve Smith has been wooing him during their time together in Hawaii (much like Donovan McNabb did two years ago with Terrell Owens). I do not know anything about Carolina's cap situation but he would be a good fit on a team in need of a premier runningback. Stephen Davis is a shell of his former self, and DeShaun Foster is an injury waiting to happen.

And yes, the above picture is of Alexander wearing a Panthers hat during a Pro Bowl practice.

1 comment:

Cutthroat Pirates said...

Hey Ski, I heard the same thing about Shaun Alexander. I think he would be a great fit with the Panthers, but man we do not need that as Bucs fans. Alexander and Smith on the Same team could anyone stop them?