SportsNet - December 2012
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This year the San Francisco 49ers continue their annual Pro Bowl party in Honolulu, sending nine of their players to the Pro Bowl and seven as alternates. The tendency for many players to cancel on this event could mean the 49ers sending even more to the Pro Bowl, provided they don’t end up going to a different Bowl (an awesome one, no doubt).
The Niners Pro Bowl selections reflect the 49ers core strengths. Their outstanding running attack is led by an outstanding offensive line (the entire line is either in the Pro Bowl or is selected as a Pro Bowl alternate) and perennial Pro Bowler in Frank Gore. The defensive side of the ball, led by a dominating front seven, continues to be amongst the leagues’ best each year.
But which of these Niner Pro Bowl selections are the best? Which ones are at the bottom? Here is my list.
5) Michael Carrick – Alan Shearer pointed out on Match of the Day that Michael Carrick is one of the best passers of the ball in the World. He may not be considered to be up there with Xavi, Iniesta, Pirlo and Scholes but he is marginally behind them. Surprisingly he’s never been a regular in the England set-up but anyone would struggle to beat Lampard and Gerrard. Carrick showed his passing prowess against Newcastle with a bunch of amazing passes leading to chances for Hernandez and van Persie. Carrick lobbed the ball to Hernandez for the winning goal. He is perhaps one of the most underrated players in the World.
4) Jonathon Walters – This season, Stoke have only been half the team we all know. On one side, they’ve played the same rugged and forceful football. But on the other side they haven’t played very well. Usually the play this football and it works but they’ve failed to do this. However Boxing Day changed everything. They beat Liverpool by three goals to one and Jonathon Walters scored a brace. He was clinical for Stoke and Liverpool didn’t know what hit them. Along with Jones, they were brilliant.
It's that time again. The end of the regular season is upon us once again. And playoff time is about to begin.
Another year gone down in history. And it's a year all football fans should look upon with pride and admiration, for what both players and coaches accomplished over adversity. It's also the year of controversy.
There will be no place to hide this coming Sunday night. One team will hold its nerve; the other will look upon the season as a disappointment having come so far.
The NFC East has once again come down to the final game. Indeed, it the final game and puts an end to another dramatic National Football League regular season.
Last year you may recall that Dallas Cowboys stumbled their way through the final month to end up losing out to the New York Giants, in a winner-takes-all match. This season they have been the hunters, not the hunted, and have the chance to prove all doubters wrong.
The Washington Redskins (9-6) host the Cowboys (8-7), in a game that will decide the division and who goes into the postseason as number four seed in the National Football Conference. Advancing to host either the free-scoring Seattle Seahawks, or the see-sawing an Francisco 49ers.