FOR A TRIP TO HONOLULU, FAVRE IS THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE: The football masses have spoken, and for the 2008 Pro Bowl, Brett Favre is the people’s choice:
The MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL’s PACKERS BLOG reports that the Green Bay quarterback came out on top of the fan portion of the all-star balloting.Favre received over 1,140,000 votes, passing over fellow QBs Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
NFL.com reports that over 83 million votes were cast on their website. The fans’ choices counts for one-third of the Pro Bowl nomination process, along with players’ and coaches’ selections.
Other top vote-getters include Tony Romo, WR Randy Moss, and Adrian Peterson. In fact, the Vikings RB also ran away with top rookie honors, beating runner-up Dallas kicker Nick Folk by almost 500,000 votes.The official Pro Bowl lineups will be announced on Tuesday, December 18, during a special on the NFL Network. Since the presentation will be on this particular channel, fans might as well book flights for Honolulu in order to see who’s actually playing.
As for Favre, what’s the secret of his popular success? His record-breaking longevity? Passionate Packer Backers stuffing the ballot boxes for their Lambeau Legend?
We think it’s memories of this screen-stealing performance in Reggie White’s 1996 movie.