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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Bittersweet Pro Bowl Announcement for Texans

Andre Johnson was deservedly named to his second Pro Bowl team today. Despite being handicapped in performance by being paired with a heartless, yet smiling, Nancy of a quarterback on his regular season team, Andre will join Marvin Harrison, Chad Johnson and Reggie Wayne in the AFC's receiving corps.

In a very disappointing turn of events, Texans' rooke sensation DeMeco Ryans will (for now) not participate in the 2007 Pro Bowl, as he was not selected by his peers. The "for now" is included because, inevitably, a handful of invitees will either become injured, intoxicated, indicted, incarcerated or deceased by the time February '07 rolls around. Certainly it's in DeMeco's favor that the Texans are in the same conference as the Bengals, whose representatives are a sure shot to miss the festivities in Maui due to legal obligations. It's quite probable that even though Reggie McNeal wasn't invited, he'll be sure to show up with about 30 seconds left in the game with a laced cigarette and a Glock, ready to get his schwerve on. FYI - Zach Thomas and Al Wilson were the inside linebackers selected to the AFC squad, both of whom are certainly deserving candidates. As best as I can tell, Chicago Bear KR Devin Hester was the only rookie named to a Pro Bowl squad.

Our calls to the National Association of Professional Punters have yet to be returned. We are expecting their office to release a statement shortly concerning the Chad Stanley situation. Despite embarrassing his team the entire season by kicking the ball as if it was a cinder block and his foot was made of wet newspaper, Stanley was somehow still included on the Pro Bowl ballot for punters. That's an injustice of egregious magnitude which surely offended truly professional punters across the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeMeco got totally hosed. I haven't seen anyone shunned like this since April 29, 2006.

Tue Dec 19, 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Bosquez said...

DeMeco should be a Pro Bowl starter. I wouldn't worry though - he will have the opportunity to play in many more Pro Bowls in the future.

Wed Dec 20, 04:58:00 AM  

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