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Stuffing The Ballot Box Continues

The Vikings continue to dominate in Pro Bowl fan voting.

The following Vikings players lead their respective position in NFC fan voting:  RB Adrian Peterson, fullback Naufahu Tahi, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, guard Steve Hutchinson, center John Sullivan, kicker Ryan Longwell, kick returner Percy Harvin, defensive end Jared Allen, nose tackle Pat Williams, punter Chris Kluwe, and special-teams player Heath Farwell.

Tahi, McKinnie, Sullivan, and Kluwe all being at the top of their position in the NFC continues to amaze me.  The fact that Pat Williams is ahead of Kevin Williams in the voting also amazes me.  Kevin Williams has enough votes to come in 2nd place among NFC tackles, however.

Brett Favre has the second most votes among NFC quarterbacks, behind only Drew Brees. 

Despite missing almost 6 games, Antoine Winfield is the second most voted for in the NFC behind only Asante Samuel.  Amazingly, Winfield is somehow beating the Packers’ Charles Woodsen.

Phil Loadholt is in second place (behind McKinnie) in votes for the NFC tackles, and Anthony Herrera is in second place (behind Hutchinson) as the best guard in the NFC.  In other words, if the Pro Bowl was based only from fan voting, and fan voting ended today, then the Vikings entire offensive line would be going to play in the game.

Chad Greenway is behind Demarcus Ware in the voting for outside linebacker.  Sidney Rice and Visanthe Shiancoe are both 5th in the NFC at their respective positions, though I would be surprised not to see them rising up the charts and both making the Pro Bowl.  At inside linebacker, E.J. Henderson has the third most NFC votes, behind Patrick Willis and Jonathan Vilma.

Madieu Williams is second among free safeties in the NFC and Tyrell Johnson is third among strong safeties in the NFC.  I don’t really know what to say about that.

It is odd how many Vikings are being considered. 

By these votes, a whopping 17 Vikings would be headed to the Pro Bowl, with four more being pretty darn close. 

In my opinion, the true Pro Bowlers on this team based on this year’s performances are Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Visanthe Shiancoe, Steve Hutchinson, Kevin Williams, Jared Allen, and Ryan Longwell.

That’s nine.

Something tells me that nine is closer to the amount of players the Vikings will actually have voted into the Pro Bowl.  That being said, keep stuffing that ballot box folks.  Go to nfl.com to vote.


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10 Responses to “Stuffing The Ballot Box Continues”

  1. CalVkg says:

    getting attention is fine, so stuff it all ya want, but i don’t wanna go

    i just want a title

    last night i thought the saints looked awesome, and we need some improvement in some areas, but, remember the line from that Batman movie? where Jack Nicholson as the Joker says, “Wait’ll they get a load of me.” that’s how i feel about playin’ the saints. i hope we get ’em, and then the colts, they’re both pussies

    we’ve got two bad-ass smash-mouth lines with guys like hutchinson and pat williams, and a big-hitting rb and cb in AD and winfield

    looking at their schedule, the saints haven’t seen the violent teams. we’ve seen the ravens and pittsburgh, we’ve had the highest-rated game against the packers. we’re more than ready. we just have to be sure we don’t beat ourselves

  2. Fragile Freds says:

    Tahi? Really?

    Good luck to the Vikes working with all these agents in the coming year as their agents say..”hey my guy is a pro Bowler, he needs more money.”

    3 yard swing pass Tahi? Really?

  3. c.carterhof says:

    Yea but he’s gettin better Freds.

    It used to be the one yard pass to Tahi.

  4. Viking John says:

    Isn’t the pro bowl a week before the Super Bowl? So that means that the Vikes would have to play two games without a week off? Just a thought and some wishfull thinking.
    Go Vikes

    • Adam Warwas says:

      That is true that the Pro Bowl is the week before the Super Bowl. If the Vikes go to the Super Bowl, then it looks like the NFC team will have to 53 alternate players 🙂

  5. CO Vike Fan says:

    Holy crap did you have a writing frenzy last night or what? No content for 4 days, I guess you’re making up for it!

    This pro bowl stuff seems to happen every year with some team’s fans jumping out to a big early lead, it’ll work itself out in the end. 9 Vikes sounds about right

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Hey now, I missed Friday and Saturday last week, but not 4 days… so I only half slacked 🙂 Truth was I was on a weekend trip.

      I did indeed have a writing frenzy, though 🙂 Sometimes when I got the time, I try to get through as much as possible… especially if I think I might not get the chance for a day or two.

      I agree, the 8 to 11 range seems right for the amount of guys that will actually make the Pro bowl from the Vikes.

      Thanks for commenting CO!

  6. wtfvikesfan says:

    Superbowl players will not play in probowl. They will be introduced, but not play.

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