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2011 Pro Bowl: NFL's Finest Head To Honolulu This Weekend

The media circus that is the NFL Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii this year, after a brief fling with Miami in 2010. With the Steelers deep in preparation for Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh fans don't have much of a rooting interest in individual players. It's nice to see your conference win events like this, but at the end of the day, the Pro Bowl is more about the atmosphere surrounding the game than the game itself.

The game is a watered down, vanilla version of football, so don't expect any strong defensive showings. The event is more about who said/wore/did what than anything else. It gives players and coaches like Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, Jay Cutler, Joey Porter, and Rex Ryan an outlet to further vent their feelings and frustrations about the past season. That is if any of those notorious loud mouths had made the Pro Bowl.

As for the game itself, your conference rosters are as follows:

Philip Rivers QB Michael Vick
Arian Foster RB Michael Turner
Vonta Leach FB Ovie Mughelli
Reggie Wayne WR Roddy White
Brandon Lloyd WR Calvin Johnson
Marcedes Lewis TE Jason Witten
Joe Thomas OT Jordan Gross
D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Tyson Clabo
Kris Dielman OG Jahri Evans
Logan Mankins OG Chris Snee
Jeff Saturday C Andre Gurode
Robert Mathis DE Julius Peppers
Jason Babin DE John Abraham
Haloti Ngata DT Jay Ratliff
Vince Wilfork DT Justin Smith
Cameron Wake OLB DeMarcus Ware
Terrell Suggs OLB Brian Orakpo
Ray Lewis ILB Jonathan Vilma
Darrelle Revis CB DeAngelo Hall
Devin McCourty CB Brent Grimes
Brandon Meriweather FS Antrel Rolle
Eric Berry SS Adrian Wilson
Shane Lechler P Mat McBriar
Billy Cundiff K David Akers
Marc Mariani KR Devin Hester
Montell Owens ST Eric Weems

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.