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  • Brandon 10:01 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink
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    2009 Pro Bowl rosters announced 

    If you haven’t seen them yet, the 2009 Pro Bowl rosters were announced today and you can see the entire teams here. I’ve already been reading articles mentioning Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (2nd in NFL for rushing touchdowns, 4th in NFL for rushing yards), Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (leads the NFL in passer rating and touchdown passes) and Texans rookie running back Steve Slaton as the biggest snubs, while listing Jets quarterback Brett Favre (leads NFL in interceptions) and Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown (17th in NFL for rushing yards, got 4 of 10 touchdowns in one game) as the most undeserving of a roster spot. After reviewing the stats, a few other snubs, who will probably make it anyways after guys drop off due to injuries/injury worries/laziness, include Chicago rookie running back Matt Forte and Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (tied for 2nd in NFL in receiving touchdowns.) I’ll open it up to the forum for anyone else’s opinions on the selections…

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    • Rushi 2:22 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Not putting in Rivers really sucked. Rivers beats Favre in every stats category possible. Jets have largely been successful due to Thomas Jones’ skill not Favre’s. The only place where Rivers loses out to Favre is the “name”, and the team’s overall record.

    • Brandon 9:22 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Rushi: I guess the fact that the Chargers are simply a bad team this year may have factored in, but Favre really hasn’t done a whole lot to prevent the Jets from almost slipping out of playoff contention these past few weeks. If the Jets make the playoffs, it will somewhat justify the selection, but otherwise it was a bad pick.

    • Matt 9:35 am on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I voted for Calvin Johnson… while it’s admittedly hard to argue that someone on a team without a single win should make the Pro Bowl, the way he’s been able to perform in that atrocious offense is nothing short of superhuman.

    • Brandon (FFGeekBlog) 12:26 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like DeAngelo Williams was pretty PISSED that he didn’t make the Pro Bowl…and he used the Giants defense as his punching bag!

    • Rushi 12:30 am on December 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What about Phillip Rivers too? Single handedly winning the game for the Chargers. 4 TDs against Tampa!

  • Brandon 9:27 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink
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    ESPN alerts straight to your mobile phone 

    Earlier this year, Matt blogged about the different services that companies offered for your mobile phone regarding fantasy football. However, there’s an additional service that he did not mention, which is ESPN’s alert service to provide “breaking news” on fantasy football, as well as all other sports, straight to your phone via text message. Up until now, I didn’t think that I needed additional updates on my cell phone, but today I decided that I’d give it a shot (during the Championship week…go figure!) and see what all the fuss was about. I signed up for the fantasy football alerts, as well as an update on all score changes during Patriots games (let’s hope for lots of spam this Sunday against the Cardinals!) this morning and so far this is what I’ve received today:

    • “Bills QB Trent Edwards practiced Wed; likely to play Sun. after missing 2 games (groin injury)” (More …)
    • Brandon 12:49 pm on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Latest update: “Colts WR Marvin Harrison out Thursday vs. Jags (knee); RB Joesph Addai game-time decision (shoulder)”

      Just in case you were thinking of starting Marvin Harrison or Joseph Addai, it looks like it’s probably a good idea to leave them on your bench.

    • Brandon 3:32 pm on December 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson will start Sunday vs. Falcons; QB Gus Frerotte to back up”

      In other words, bench Bernard Berrian, because I doubt he’ll be as lucky as last week when he turned his one reception into a touchdown. Berrian is a force when Frerotte is at the helm, but with Jackson (even with his four touchdown effort last week!) the consistency in the passing game just isn’t there.

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