If you Pats fans out there aren't reading Cold, Hard Football Facts, well...I shake my head at you in pity.
I love this website. It is a godsend in the impoverished football blogosphere--smart, funny, insightful, irreverent and have I mentioned funny? Best of all (for me) it's heavily Pats-biased. Like I said, I love this website.
I just got their newsletter in my email box and their article about the Pro Bowl stuck out. I've just finished reading it and snorting my beverage through my nose, so even though it's Friday and everyone but me is the hell off the computer already and out having a life, I just had to throw a link their way.
Getting douched is not the same as getting snubbed. You get snubbed when you have a great season but don’t get to the Pro Bowl because there are three other guys at your position who had great seasons, too. Yeah, it sucks. But you can’t really argue against any of the players who did make the team.You get douched when you had a better season than anyone at your position but get left off the team because the guy in front of you had a great season five years ago and now appears in a funny United Way commercial each Sunday.Cincinnati running back Rudi Johnson (1,352 yards, 4.4 YPC, 12 TDs) was snubbed. He has had a great season but missed out on the Pro Bowl during a year in which Edgerrin James, Larry Johnson and LaDainian Tomlinson were more productive. Carolina cornerback Chris Gamble got snubbed. He has had a great season but so have the three men voted onto the NFC roster at cornerback: DeAngelo Hall, Ronde Barber and Nathan Vasher.But Tennessee defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch got royally douched and will lead the Cold, Hard Football Facts 2005 All-Douched Team out of the tunnel of NFL Pro Bowl justice.
Seriously, go read the whole thing.