Top 20 Images From NFL Pro Bowl, NBA, NHL and the Weekend in Sports

 

 

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Top 20 Pictures From the Weekend That Was in Sports (January 24-26)

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The weekend between the NFL Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl can be difficult for some sports fans. It's flat out tough to wait two weeks for the biggest game of the year, but it also helps to build anticipation and to prolong the season another week. But to help ease the pain of the two-week wait, the NFL has cleverly inserted the Pro Bowl in between the finals games of each season.

As much as people hate on the Pro Bowl, the stupid game still draws ratings. It nearly got more viewers than all the NHL and NBA featured games, combined. Even though it's a pointless scrimmage, people will still tune into anything football-related. Heck, the Pro Bowl pregame show outdrew the top NHL games this weekend. C'mon man.

I was one of those people who decided to boycott the Pro Bowl in protest, but obviously there weren't enough people like me to make a difference. I'm afraid the NFL's train wreck of an All-Star game will last another year.

In its place, I wish the league would run skills competitions. They could create a bunch of contests for star players to compete in and just do away with the game all together. The options are endless for skills competitions: fastest player, longest throw, longest field goal. You can go on and on. I'm willing to bet that those competitions would draw better numbers than the regular boring game they have every year.

But all Pro Bowl hate aside, they were a lot of great photos snapped this past weekend. Here are the best sports images from the weekend of January 24-26:

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DeSean Jackson With the Facemask Grab

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Hockey at Yankee Stadium

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Insert Smokey from 'Friday' Quote

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Bow To the Face

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Groin Tears Are Nothing in Hockey

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Jump Ball?

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Angus Brandt Wants the Ball

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I Dare You To Ask Me Another Richard Sherman Question

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Hold Me Back, Serge!

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Cleatus Getting Some Attention

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Ka-Kaw!

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Nadal Down

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Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

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Pure Chaos

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You Hit Me in the Ear! Why the Ear, Man?

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Steph With a Kidney Stone?

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Terrance Ross and Blake Griffin Scrapping

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The GOAT Gets a Pass For Rockin' a Backwards Visor

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Welcome Home

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Samuel Dalembert Keeping His Eyes on J-Smoove

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