Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sean Taylor elected as a starter for the Pro Bowl

Isn't this going to be difficult for Mr. Taylor? Jason Reid tells us that "Taylor received the most votes among NFC free safeties in balloting by coaches, players and fans." And he's supposed to start, but I'm fairly certain he's playing in a different ball park.
Taylor is believed to be only the second person elected posthumously to an all-star game in a major American sports league, according to research by the Associated Press. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Pelle Lindbergh was voted by fans to start the 1986 NHL All-Star Game after he was killed in an automobile accident on Nov. 11, 1985.

The NFL will determine what do to with Taylor's Pro Bowl roster spot, and the league is expected to honor Taylor during the game, a Redskins spokesman said.
Quite an honor, but I'm willing to bet he'd trade a place in the Pro Bowl for an opportunity to have survived the attack at his Miami home.

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