Friday, January 28, 2011

Pro Bowl Time for a Few Browns

As I'm sure everyone is aware of, the Pro Bowl is scheduled for this Sunday. Knowing how action-packed and hard-hitting the Pro Bowl always is, there is no doubt that the NFL's all-star game will pull at least a dazzling dozen viewers nationwide to their TV sets for a few hours. This year, it's set back in Hawaii and is no more or less relevant than it was last year in Miami.

On a semi-related tangent the NHL is preparing for their all-star game by staging a fantasy-type draft where their all-star captains select their teammates from the pool of fellow all-stars, much like many of you did on the playground in your younger years. It's certainly an interesting idea, and it may create more buzz than a more conventional all-star game. I suppose time will tell if it's a good idea and if it will stick around.

Anyways, let's get back to the Browns. As has been previously reported, center Alex Mack will be making his first Pro Bowl appearance, however it is in place of injured Nick Mangold, not Maurkice Pouncey. Either way, it's a great honor for the young lineman and hopefully just the first of many trips to Hawaii for him. Congratulations can be sent on Twitter @alexmack55 . In the unsurprising category of news, left tackle Joe Thomas will be making his third trip to the NFL's all-star game. It's pretty interesting that Thomas had, by his standards, a bit of a down year but is still Pro Bowl-caliber. Hopefully he can bounce back to his previous form instead of being merely Pro Bowl-caliber!

After the Super Bowl there will be more news regarding free agents, both departing and incoming, as well as more draft news, so stay tuned!

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