Monday, January 31, 2011
DeAngelo Hall wins a new Cadillac
By Dan Graziano
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall secured the coveted Pro Bowl MVP trophy with an interception and a 34-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the NFC's 55-41 win over the AFC. The NFL was able to retain its hold on the worst all-star game in professional sports. If the Professional Bowling Association had an all-star contest, it would rank much higher in terms of competitiveness.
But with a possible lockout looming, Hall was able to secure a free ride for his troubles. It sounded like a life-changing moment for the Skins cornerback.
"I was just about to buy another SUV," said Hall, "so to come out here and grab one for free, I like that..."
I looked up from dinner last night in time to see FOX's Jay Glazer appearing to have an animated discussion with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and later learned that Glazer had been allowed to call a play to the tight end. In other news, Michael Vick was 5-of-10 for 58 yards passing.
Witten and Miles Austin combined for two catches for 26 yards. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher led the NFC with eight tackles and he added a pass deflection. His teammate Brian Orakpo had seven tackles in the game. I saw Justin Tuck and DeMarcus Ware on the field in the second half, and they combined for two tackles.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle spent the evening trying to strip the ball from ballcarriers, with limited success. By the way, would anyone (other than the players) have an issue with the league ending this nonsense? There's nothing about this game that is appealing from a viewer standpoint. You could still have the Pro Bowl voting so players could achieve their incentives, and just cancel the game.
Anyone on board with this plan?