2011 Pro Bowl

Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul were selected to represent the Giants at the Pro Bowl, while breakout star Victor Cruz and Chris Snee were picked as alternates.

Manning, who will be playing in his second pro bowl (assuming the Giants do not make it to the Super Bowl), is getting the recognition he deserves for his fantastic play this season. Lions and Cowboys fans can argue that Matt Stafford and Tony Romo are more deserving, and they certainly have a case. Both quarterbacks are having better seasons, statistically speaking, but Manning has carried his team with his clutch play, especially in the fourth quarter, a trait that has not gone unnoticed by his peers and fans alike.

Pierre-Paul and Cruz were not on the fan ballots, in JPP's case due to the team's strength at DE (Tuck, Osi), and in Cruz' case, due to his relative anonymity prior to his eye-popping first full season in the NFL. Both players' chances on making it to Hawaii's exhibition game relied on the players and coaches, who account for 2/3 of the voting.

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The Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii this year after last year's ill-fated experiment to play it in the Super Bowl host city the week before the Super Bowl.

The NFL's version of their All-Star game had been played in Honolulu from 1980-2009 and had become a tradition of sorts. Both fans and players were not pleased with the site change.

Last year's game, played in Miami the week before the Super Bowl, was sparsely attended. The league will continue to hold the game the Sunday in-between the conference championships and the Super Bowl as opposed to the week after the Super Bowl.

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With two weeks remaining in the voting period, two Giants players are the top vote-getters at their positions as voted by the fans on NFL.com?? The winners will get? an opportunity to represent the NFC in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl in January.

Shaun O'Hara, despite only playing in four games this season leads all NFC centers with 149,394 votes.

Antrel Rolle is the frontrunner at free safety in the NFC with 111,510 votes.

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Sometimes Infamous Wins Out Over Famous

Fifteen months ago, Michael Vick's career was all but over. You wouldn't give a dime to see him play.

First, he would have to jump many hurdles just get reinstated back into the NFL, never mind re-achieve stardom.? Second, what team would take a chance on him? The feel was the general public would never accept him back into the fold.

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