It’s highly possible that you can’t be bothered to watch the Pro Bowl, and I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to. After all, it’s a shell of an actual football game and they aren’t playing for anything other than a big fat check and fancy swag. I mean, who reeeealllly cares which football conference wins?
The NFL is clearly on to our apathy about the Pro Bowl game and in an effort to gather more viewers, they have added the element of live tweeting to the event. Players will not be tweeting from their mobile devices – that is highly frowned upon – but instead they will tweet from computer stations on the sidelines. Ooooo, how fancy.
Get your popcorn ready because this could get real interesting.
In case you have been living under a rock and missed it, four Jets will play in tonight’s Pro Bowl : Center Nick Mangold, Cornerback Darrelle Revis, Tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Guard Brandon Moore (Moore replaces New England’s Brian Waters).
Revis and Mangold will play in their fourth Pro Bowl, Ferguson in his third. This is Moore’s first Pro Bowl nod.
While it is considered a great honor to be nominated into the Pro Bowl, participating in the “game” unfortunately means your team did not make it to the all-important, meaningful Bowl. The Super Bowl.
For now, I’ll spare you the story about how the Jets have to watch the Giants play in the Super Bowl all the way from Honolulu, mostly because the New York Post did such a classy job with that yesterday. Also because that is really a lame storyline. But I digress..
While in Honolulu preparing for today’s game, the media took every opportunity to collect more commentary from Jets players (because we needed more?) on the Jets post-season drama, Peyton Manning, and Mark Sanchez. Both Revis and Mangold commented on the Jets locker room situation earlier in the week, and also offered advice on how Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes can repair their relationship.
For more info on the Pro Bowl, check out my post on Aerys Offsides.
I will be tweeting the game, mostly to comment on the tweeting. You can follow me on Twitter @kristinereese and join in on the fun.