As if we needed additional confirmation that the NFL's Pro Bowl has become a complete joke, this year has taken things to a new level.

Consider this number tweeted by ESPN's Adrienne Lawrence: 47 players who were healthy and not going to the Super Bowl turned down Pro Bowl invites this year.

This has direct relevance to the Vikings, who originally had one player named to the Pro Bowl (Adrian Peterson) but now find themselves with four more as replacements: Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith, Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater.

It's still a nice honor, but …

timing is everything The NFL will reportedly investigate a report that Peyton Manning took HGH, but not until after the Super Bowl.

almost famous Head to for a fun look at the greatest "forgotten" plays in Super Bowl history — ones lost in the shuffle of defeat.