I can't do it. Trust me, I genuinely want to do it. I don't have much else to get energized by with the Saints desperately looking at the playoff picture like a sad doggy sitting in a pet store window, so it would be nice to get impassioned by a fan vote that "shockingly" produced questionable results. Unfortunately, there would be nothing genuine about me ranting about an unforgivable exclusion from a game that no one with an ounce of self respect actually watches. I know Drew Brees is criminally underrated, but - as far as I am concerned - it's a societal wrongdoing that's on par with embezzlement and racketeering. It's just something I accept as an unfortunate illegality because it's so deep seated that it will never be accurately legislated.
How can you expect me to become enraged by the absence of the man that leads the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns on a roster that features a quarterback that is a week removed from a nationwide discussion about his job security as a starter? No offense to Dak Prescott because he's had a hell of a rookie season, but he doesn't deserve to be mentioned ahead of Drew Brees unless the question is "which NFL QB plays with best 52 man unit?".
You know what, let me stop. If I gave a shit about the goddamn Pro Bowl then I would ask how the league leader in passing yards, touchdowns, and - debatably - importance to his team isn't one of the three best quarterbacks in his own conference. Fact is, I really can't say that I do. Plus, I am going to need to save my fury for when Matt Ryan wins MVP. Two inconsistent quarterbacks that can't string together more than a single good season claiming ownership of a prestigious award that someone they share a division with has had robbed from him multiple times over the course of his decade of continued excellence? Now that would definitely get the hatred flowing through my fingertips.