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What is the difference between the pro bowl and the All-pro team?

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  1. West Philly Patriot

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    I've heard people say x amount all-pro vs. x amount of pro bowls. What is the fundamental difference between the two?
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    If I'm not mistaken the basic difference is that the All Pro team is strictly starters, while the Pro Bowl includes backups, as well as players that went to the Pro Bowl as an alternate to replace players who could not attend due to injury - or in the last couple years, replacements for those playing in the Super Bowl.
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    No fan vote. Conference does not matter. Only starters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-Pro
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    All Pro is voted on by the Associated Press and the team is combined with players from both conferences.

    The Pro Bowl is like an all-star game.
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    You can't skip out on playing in the All-Pro game.
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    Both of them must contain Brandon Merriweather to stay legitimate.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Didn't really know the difference except to be an all-pro is better.
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    Well, to be more precise, the Pro Bowl is the official league recognition, while the All-Pro team is the media recognition system.
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    Seems weird that everyone puts more stock into the media recognition then. The consensus seems to be selected as an all-pro trumps a Pro-bowl selection
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    I guess its because there's less spots in the All Pro team, so it's harder to make.
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    because it's harder to make it
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    As only 27 people are named to the all pro, but 106 or more are named to the pro-bowl. The all-pro is more exclusive.
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    Fans, who are genuinely clueless and vote mostly on name recognition, vote for the Probowl, thus making it lose validity. (EG: Revis or McCourty making it in over Flowers, who had a tremendous year)


    All Pro is much more prestigious, and voted on purely by the associated press is generally much more accurate of the caliber of the player if they are accepted.
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    got it. seems pretty cut and dry then. I would assume alot of people get snubbed with such a short list of names being eligible to make it. Well brady is an all-pro this much we know.

    How many other pats do you think can achieve all-pro status?
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    I would think Brady most likely would, and possibly Wilfork.

    I don't see any of the other Patriot Pro Bowlers being All-Pros this year.
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    It's kind of funny that the media gets to vote for the All Pro team, when half the time they seem just as clueless or biased as fans.
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    I was thinking the same thing. You would think that coaches and players voting would be more discriminating than pencil pushers like Peter King.
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    For a long time I thought they were the same thing.
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    I've always looked at it as their are two pro bowl teams and only one all-pro team so basically the all-pro team is a combination of the pro bowl teams.
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    Thats pretty much been my take too.
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