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RACE BOWL!


The NFL is considering replacing the Pro Bowl with the Race Bowl.  Who will win?

Deadspin had a brilliant idea and simulated The NFL White Vs. Black Race Bowl On Madden

Earlier this week, a Deadspin reader Dustin asked who would win between an all-white NFL All-Pro team and an all-black NFL All-Pro team.  As Deadspin reported, “Mind you, this question was asked without ANY ROOTING INTEREST, and without any hint of RAYCESSNESS. Are we clear on that? Good. BECAUSE WE TOTALLY SIMULATED THAT RACE WAR ON MADDEN TO SEE WHO WOULD WIN.”

Well, the NFL loved the idea and decided to actually replace the Pro Bowl with a live Race Bowl held at the Aloha Bowl in Hawaii on January 29th.  “The Pro  Bowl perennially gets low ratings, so the NFL has decided to replace it with the Deadspin Race Bowl, which we think will generate a large audience,” said a representative reportedly close NFL insiders.

In the Madden version, Deadspin had some caveats that the NFL is following:

–”Shaun Cody, who’s half white, is on the white team because they would have no competent DTs otherwise. Justin Smith is already undersized at DT and couldn’t play every down at the nose. The other white DTs after that are guys named Josh Brent and Scott Paxson. For the sake of minimizing a brutal black-on-white beating, Cody’s on the White team.

– Another half white player, Jimmy Graham, is on the all-black team. That way, we can decide who’s better: GRONK or Graham.

– “Since there are no white cornerbacks, Eric Weddle, who can play corner, gets moved there. Craig Steltz, who can’t play corner or safety competently, is the other CB by default. Haruki Nakamura, who’s half white, half Asian does qualify for the white team. There are only 5 white secondary players in the entire NFL. I thought about Tom Zbikowski as a nickel or starter, but decided he’s better off pursuing a boxing career.

-”The Black Team would have no qualified kickers. Chad Ochocinco did kick an extra point in a preseason game last year, so he’s the kicker by default. In punting situations, the black team is better off throwing 50-yard bombs to Megatron or Fitzgerald against Steltz then actually punting. But, if they feel compelled to, I guess they can dress Randall Cunningham for punting purposes only.

Here are the rosters for the Deadspin Race Bowl:

WHITE All-Stars
QB: Aaron Rodgers/Drew Brees/Tom Brady
RB: Peyton Hillis
RB: Toby Gerhart
FB: John Kuhn
WR: Wes Welker
WR: Jordy Nelson
WR: Danny Amendola
TE: GRONK
TE: Jason Witten
T: Joe Thomas
T: Jake Long
G: Logan Mankins
G: Chris Snee
C: Nick Mangold
DE: Jared Allen
DE: Jason Babin
DT: Justin Smith
DT: Shaun Cody
OLB: Clay Matthews III
OLB: Jarrett Johnson
ILB: Brian Urlacher
ILB: Brian Cushing
CB: Eric Weddle
CB: Craig Steltz
SS: Sean Considine
FS: Haruki Nakamura
K: Sebastian Janikowski
P: Shane Lechler
KR/PR: Danny Woodhead

BLACK All-Stars
QB: Cam Newton/Michael Vick
RB: Ray Rice
RB: LeSean McCoy
FB: Vonta Leach
WR: Megatron
WR: Larry Fitzgerald
WR: Mike Wallace
TE: Jimmy Graham (also qualifies as white)
TE: JerMichael Finley
T: Jason Peters
T: D’Brickashaw Ferguson
G: Jahri Evans
G: Brian Waters
C: Maurkice Pouncey
DE: Dwight Freeney
DE: Jean Pierre-Paul
DT: Vince Wilfork
DT: Jay Ratliff
OLB: DeMarcus Ware
OLB: Terrell Suggs
ILB: Patrick Willis
ILB: Derrick Johnson
CB: Darrelle Revis
CB: Champ Bailey
CB: Johnathan Joseph/Charles Woodson
FS: Ed Reed
SS: Earl Thomas
K: Chad Ochocinco
P: None
KR: Devin Hester

The NFL wants to do its part to end racism in America.  “Racism is based on ignorance and ignorance is based on a lack of knowledge.  By presenting a Race Bowl, we will be opening up a racial discussion in America, and show that we are all equal… even in football.”

Who do you think will win the first ever Race Bowl?