Pro Bowl Recap – Mangold, Cromartie on winning team

While not many people watched it, last night’s Pro Bowl was actually a competitive and entertaining spectacle with Nick Mangold and Antonio Cromartie representing the Jets on the victorious Team Rice, who won 22-21. Cromartie factored into the conclusion of the game when he returned Justin Tucker’s missed field goal 109 yards for a “touchdown” but nobody seemed to care and the officials blew the play dead. For anyone crazy enough to bet on the Pro Bowl, the spread was 1.5 points, so that will have cost anyone who backed Team Rice to cover. Mangold also played a key role in the conclusion as he threw a block on Mike Tolbert’s game-winning two point conversion with 41 seconds to go.

Earlier on in the game, Cromartie made a cameo at wide receiver, almost returned another missed field goal for a score and got juked in the open field by Alfred Morris. As for Mangold, you had to flip the channel to catch his best highlight as his role in this Pepsi commercial during the Grammys pretty much stole the show:




15 comments
gregparm
gregparm

Who cares about the worst all star game in sports. The story here is Mangold is hysterical. I love that guy.

bonozoffa
bonozoffa

Was I the only one slightly amused by Mangold trying to tackle Revis on  the Eric Berry interception lateral in the end of the 1st  quarter? Unfortunately, Revis literally ran a half circle, untouched around Mangold in the open field before Revis was brought down 10-15 yards later. 


And I only point this out b/c you know Mangold would be the first to laugh at the play. More the reason I'm happier to have him on the Jets than I am the guy he was trying to tackle.

a57se
a57se

Oh boy, sounds like I missed the game of the century!

joemustgo
joemustgo

Why don't they just have a combined AFC/NFC squad play the winner of the Lingerie Bowl? Instead of flags, they could pull off articles of clothing? That I would watch.

Bytor
Bytor

Figured it out. The pro bowl is for kids. Caught a bit of it with my 9 yr old who's totally into football. He got a total kick out of seeing the all-stars in one game. Good football it's not. Amusing sideshow for little ones, sure.

Metsjets76
Metsjets76

The pro bowl was last nigh? I thought it was discontinued.

jma020
jma020

just threw up a little


fourbten
fourbten

I think there is a communist plot to make football and anything associated with it unwatchable. Whenever I think that they can't get more idiotic, they do.

Brendan
Brendan

That was so bad it was good. 

harold
harold

Nick Mangold is going to get a lot of flack for that one.  I thought I spotted Sheldon Richardson in the space suit as well around the 1:43 mark

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@joemustgo 

Goodall already instituted the "no rip" rule to prevent injuries to players' clothing.  Nobody wants to see a shirt get ripped out there, too violent.  Next year, it's a twenty yard penalty against the defense if the QB's towel falls to the ground.  It makes the game more difficult for defenses, but keeps the towels a lot cleaner for the QB to wipe his hands on, which is way more important.

a57se
a57se

@frustjetfn@a57se 

Beyond Children, I don't see how this game has much appeal for anyone......it will never be a competitive game as players and their respective teams will NOT allow these guys to risk injury.

Do a skills competition or something or just scrap the Pro Bowl altogether.