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: November 20, 2008, 11:42:03 AM

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/11/19/redskins.voting.ap/index.html

The gist is that their ballot-stuffing has made a mockery of the system.
Historically, this is not unique; Cincinnati Reds fans so loaded the ballot box in their favor in 1957 that MLB took the vote away from the fans until 1970.
The same should be done in the NFL. If everyone agrees to boycott watching the Pro Bowl (not a big deal anyway) then the NFL should get the message.
I love the idea of two or three or more Bucs in the Pro Bowl. But it now has zero relevance.

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#1 : November 20, 2008, 12:05:16 PM

ill never understand why they have a "vote again" option.


I know the probowl is for the fans, but fans are idiots(if you need evidence, check out some post on this board saying McCown would have us at 10-0 and we could iwn the Superbowl).  They shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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#2 : November 20, 2008, 12:15:27 PM

You want us all to cancel our trips to Hawaii?

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#3 : November 20, 2008, 12:29:28 PM

If fans are going to get a vote, then this kind of thing is always going to happen.  It's the responsibility of the other teams and their home town boosters to level the playing field.


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#4 : November 20, 2008, 12:40:45 PM

Well, I just voted for the pro bowl and selected Redskins players whenever I had to pick someone besides Bucs players.  I just think it's funny.

It would be greatness if they had 22 players on the team!!!!

Do you really think anyone would actually believe they EARNED it?

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#5 : November 20, 2008, 12:52:50 PM

well i've totally ignored the pro bowl for as long as i've been a football fan, so i guess i'm boycotting it already?

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#6 : November 20, 2008, 01:02:19 PM

So the Redskins are leading in 16 of the 19 available ballots. Brees is the leading QB atm I've read, and so I wonder who lead the other 2 slots?

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#7 : November 20, 2008, 01:17:44 PM

No Ryan. Don't skip your trip. Just don't go to the game. Go see Fred Flintstone and say ''Pass the poi.''

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#8 : November 20, 2008, 01:24:51 PM

Pro Bowl is probably the worst All Star game in professional sports. I never watch it. In fact, its best if the Bucs don't play in it.

Robert Edwards, New England Patriots, 1999. Edwards ran for 1,115 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie in 1998 but tore up his left knee during a beach flag football exhibition during the week of the Pro Bowl. He returned to the field in 2002 with the Dolphins, running for 107 yards and a touchdown as a backup

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#9 : November 20, 2008, 02:08:20 PM

Why can't we do our own ballott stuffing? Everyone one on here go vote 8 or 9 times.

Let's get Dan Orlovsky in the ProBowl!!!!!




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#10 : November 20, 2008, 02:13:03 PM

cant each coach also hand select more players for the roster?

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#11 : November 20, 2008, 03:02:05 PM

Each coach gets to select X players. Not sure how many, but think its 2.

They are usually specialists. Like a LS.

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#12 : November 20, 2008, 03:34:09 PM

I'm voting for Lions and Raiders exclusively. :)

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#13 : November 20, 2008, 03:50:05 PM

The ONLY guy on our team probowl worthy is Ruud.

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#14 : November 20, 2008, 04:28:18 PM

Man I'm trying to win the trip...you can stop voting if you wanna... ;D

Without Carl Nix it feels like our running game just took a death blow to the face!

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