21 Oct 2005
Have I ever mentioned that I don't think the fans should vote for the Pro Bowl? I'd love to see each team's personnel director, or the assistant coaches, make all the decisions. But if they are going to let fans do it, I have some suggestions for improvement. For one, don't start so damn early. The season isn't even half over. For another, put a little thought into who belongs on the ballots. Is there any reason that Justin Fargas should be on the ballot, but not Kelly Holcomb? Is there any reason for Tim Rattay to be listed at all, let alone twice, once with San Francisco and once with Tampa Bay? And what if he had been traded to an AFC team? Could we start an internet campaign to get him elected to both the NFC and the AFC squad? Now that would be cool. When I was a kid and we were playing backyard football, if we had an odd number of people, one person would serve as quarterback for both teams. I'd like to see that in the Pro Bowl.
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Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and should be the highest-paid. We can all agree on that. But this guest column by Kevin Kolbe explains why salaries for other quarterbacks are all out of whack.