There are a number of different ways I could go with today’s Hit and Run. I could talk about Danny Haren’s “Hi, I’m a D-back now” press conference,
or The Great One’s Phoenix Coyotes clowning my Flyers, or Shaun White being cited for setting off a fire extinguisher in a hotel while he was drunk (and really, who among us hasn’t done that?) or The Rocket vehmently denying the claims in the Mitchell report that he used The Steroids, but since the 2008 Pro Bowl rosters were announced yesterday, let’s take an in-depth look at the hotties who’ll be getting a free trip to Hawaii this February.
The 2008 Pro Bowl roster includes some new faces and some old favorites.
Your starting NFC QB is none other than The Gunslinger himself, Brett Favre.
Starting at running back for the NFC is Purple Jesus himself, Adrian Peterson.
My favorite Augustinian, seen here with a pretty horsie, Brian Westbrook, will also be returning to Hawaii for his second Pro Bowl appearance.
Along with Terrell Owens and Donald Driver of the Packers, two of my fellow Pitt alums, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals and Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams (who was my downstairs neighbor in the Bouquet Gardens apartments and who insisted on playing The Chronic every morning at 5:30 a.m.) will take some receptions at wide reciever for the NFC.
Side note: Apparently, Larry and Torry don’t get photographed doing weird things, because the only photos I could find of them were game shots. Yawn.
On the other side of the ball, Kevin Williams and Pat Williams of the Vikings will mete out defensive justice like giant superheroes!
And in a move that surprised absolutely no one, Sean “Boom King” Taylor of the Redskins was posthumously voted a starter at free safety. It has not yet been announced how he will be honored at the Pro Bowl.
ON the AFC sideline, His Dreamboatiness (pictured here sharing a moment with His Holiness) Tom Brady, is your starting QB.
The Dreamboat has a number of excellent recievers to choose from including Starter Ladainian Tomlinson, Willie Parker of Pittsburgh, and my fantasy football beast, Joseph Addai of the Colts.
Tackling all comers is noted outdoorsman Matt Light of the Patriots.
Along with Asante Samuel of the Patriots, Denver Bronco Champ Bailey is all smiles.
Finally, Troy Polamalu of the Steelers is holding down strong safety. Glamour shot!