Cocaine vs. Ecstasy
I’m one of the few people who actually enjoys the Pro Bowl. Or at least I used to. I just think there’s someting cool about watching two enemies lined up next to each other as teammates once a year. The effort is lazy on many of the plays, but at you get to see the best of the best on action.
Kudos to Brent Grimes and Cameron Waker and Mike Pouncey for making it.
What I don’t like is this stupid new format. Granted, the game needed an overhaul because the players weren’t trying real hard a few years ago, but they adjusted some rules to make it better. Changing the rules is fine, but changing the team structures was ridiculous.
AFC fans want to root for the AFC in the Pro Bowl. No one cares about team Cris Carter or Team Irvin.
After all the NFL has been through lately with bullying and Ray Rice and Deflategate and Adrian Peterson, they couldn’t get a couple of team captains who weren’t tainted with cocaine convictions and ecstasy addictions? Really?
These are the role models that Roger Goodell chose for us?
Okay, so even if you’re willing to overlook the criminal records of Irvin and Cris Carter, why let them pick teams? Why not give the fans a rooting interest and keep the conferences playing against each other?
And what’s up with those God-awful uniforms?
And don’t think I forgot about what Cris Carter did to the Dolphins. A lot of Dolfans might have overlooked it. Carter came out of retirement to join the Dolphins in 2002. In Week 16 that year, we were in position to make the playoffs. All we had to do was beat the lowly Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Late in the game, Jay Fielder threw the game-winning pass right to Carter in the endzone…except Carter dropped the ball.
In front of his beloved Viking fans, Carter “accidentally” dropped the pass.
The Vikes went on to win thanks to Carter’s “accidental” drop.
Miami finished 9-7 instead of 10-6, and we were out of the playoffs. Thank you to Cris Carter.
No proof that Carter dropped that pass on purpose, but his loyalty certainly was to the Vikings before and after that game, so there’s no reason to doubt that his loyalty was to the Vikings on that one fateful play as well.