I heard this morning that Tom Brady is skipping the NFL Pro Bowl. No reason was given, so I will assume it is not due to injury. There was a time when being voted to the Pro Bowl was a big deal to players. It was an honor to be selected by your peers and fans that recognized your talent as a player.
Now players just choose to play or not with no regard to the people who voted them in. If it were not for the fans, none of them would be making the rediculous salaries they make to play nothing more than a game.
Just a couple months ago, the NBA's Dallas Mavericks was criticized and fined because the coach rested a few of the top players on the team. I think the NFL should do the same thing to players who just say, I'm not going to the Pro Bowl. Playing in that year's Super Bowl and injury should be the only exclusion, and the fine should be porportionable to thier salaries.
It is time these primadonna's start honoring those who selected them and quit being the spoiled brats they have come to be.