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Michael Vick Leads Pro Bowl Voting, Roddy White And Tony Gonzalez Lead Positions

There won't be a better sign that Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's comeback is complete than this: he's leading the NFL in Pro Bowl votes. He has almost 40,000 more than Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning, who has never electrocuted canine livestock or gone millions of dollars into debt, but has thrown 11 interceptions in the past three weeks. Vick made three Pro Bowls as Atlanta Falcons quarterback, in 2002, 2004, and 2005.

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Two current Falcons are leading their positions in the NFC: WR Roddy White and TE Tony Gonzalez. White's status is totally merited -- he leads the NFL in receptions and the NFC in receiving yards and might be the MVP of the conference's best team when all is done. Oh, and he's on pace to put up one of the best seasons any wide receiver ever has. Did I mention that?

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Gonzalez being the top vote-getter is a little more questionable. He's fourth in the NFC in catches among tight ends, fifth in yards, and he's dropped an unusual amount of passes. It's all a gimmick based on name recognition, and we won't complain about a Falcon getting shine, but there are probably 2010 Birds more deserving of this kind of honor.

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If Brent Grimes doesn't make the Pro Bowl, let's march on Honolulu, nearly drown while crossing the Pacific Ocean, realize the game isn't held there anymore, and then chill as hard as possible because Honolulu, bro.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.