The Pro Bowl 2011 rosters were named yesterday and as usual, there were some surprises and some glaring omissions.
Now that we've had some time digest it all, it's time to dissect all the selections and determine what the NFL and their fans got right and what they totally missed on....
Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Peyton Manning
No real issue here. All three guys have had outstanding seasons and even with Manning's midseason struggles, he's thrown for nearly 4,500 yards and his team is in the playoff hunt.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles
I'm glad the fans and players didn't put Chris Johnson in solely because of what he did last year, because that's usually what happens in this All-Star game. Jones-Drew has seven 100-yard rushing games, Arian Foster leads the NFL in rushing and Jamaal Charles has become the best dual-threat runner in the AFC.
Only makes sense that the fullback who's been blocking for the NFL's leading rusher gets the Pro Bowl nod.
Andre Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, Brandon Loyd, Reggie Wayne
Another group I have no issue with. Brandon Lloyd came out of nowhere and had a monster year, Reggie Wayne is Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson is Andre Johnson and Dwayne Bowe has emerged as one of the top young wideouts in the game.
Antonio Gates, Mercedes Lewis
These are the two most feared tight ends in the AFC because of the extremely difficult matchup problems they create. Good choices.
Jake Long, Joe Thomas, D'Brickashaw Ferguson
These guys are elite and protect their quarterbacks' blind sides more consistently than anyone else. No problem with these three guys, either.
Kris Dielman, Logan Mankins, Brian Waters
These are all household names (in houses with a football fanatic living inside) but I don't like the fact that Mankins gets in after missing a good chunk of the season. Waters paved the way for NFL's leading rushing attack.
Nick Mangold, Maurkice Pouncey
Mangold is far and away the best center in the AFC, but has Pouncey been that dominating in his rookie year with the Steelers?
Mike Vick, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees
I'm totally fine with Vick and Ryan, who have led their teams to the playoffs and had great statistical seasons, but where's Aaron Rodgers? No knocking Drew Brees, but he does have 20 interceptions and Rodgers has done more with less.
Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, Michael Turner
The obvious choices. All well-deserving, hard-nose runners.
Another fullback lead-blocking for a top runner.
Roddy White, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Calvin Johnson
A sensational group of wideouts who boast all the attributes you'd want in your wide receiving contingent. The right selections here.
Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez
Witten didn't get as much publicity after Romo went down with injury, but still pieced together a typical Witten season. Same for Gonzalez, nothing mind-blowing, but the best of the NFC.
Jason Peters, Jordan Gross, Chad Clifton
I understand all three of these picks, but do think that Peters is a player who's name helps him a lot in the selection process. Chad Clifton has anchored a Green Bay line that's come a long way.
Jahri Evans, Chris Snee, Carl Nicks
Even though Drew Brees has the quickest release in football, his offensive line is rock solid because Evans and Nicks are rock solid, and we all know what Snee does from his guard spot.
Andre Gurode, Shaun O'Hara
I'm glad Gurode made it, because he stood out this year in Dallas. And no surprise with O'Hara, a perennial Pro Bowler.
Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Justin Babin
No one should have any problem with Freeney and Mathis, and Babin had a surprisingly stellar year for a strong Titans front four.
Haloti Ngata, Vince Wilfork, Richard Seymour
First real gripe here. Wilfork has demanded more double teams than ever, but what about guys like Kyle Williams, who's been much more disruptive on a weekly basis?
James Harrison, Cameron Wake, Terrell Suggs
These players do their jobs at the highest level. Wake leads the NFL in sacks, while Suggs and Harrison are great at getting to the quarterback and striking fear into backs who run in their ways.
Ray Lewis, Jerod Mayo
We knew Lewis was going to be here, and we should be glad that the young Mayo was selected. He's the leader of a youthful Patriots defense that's better than we think.
Nnandi Asomugha, Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty
Asomugha and Revis have been themselves,but I'm somewhat surprised that McCourty slid into this Pro Bowl spot, although he's steadily improved this season.
Ed Reed, Brandon Meriweather
Reed missed some time, but didn't miss a beat upon returning. Meriweather, a big hitter, had three interceptions, but is he really Pro Bowl worthy?
No analysis needed. He's the man.
Julius Peppers, John Abraham, Justin Tuck
Peppers has been a huge success in Chicago, and Abraham and Tuck had their usual havoc-wreaking seasons.
Ndamukong Suh, Jay Ratliff, Justin Smith
Smith may come as a surprise, but he's deserving. Suh is the future at his position.
Clay Matthews, DeMarcus Ware, Lance Briggs
Matthews is the new member here, but something tells me this won't be his only Pro Bowl selection.
Patrick Willis, Brian Urlacher
We were thinking that Urlacher may be on his way out, but boy were we wrong.
Asante Samuel, Charles Woodson, DeAngelo Hall
I don't know who else it could be, but the Charles Woodson pick is somewhat puzzling.
Nick Collins, Antrel Rolle
Their play has warranted these Pro Bowl selections.
A staple on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
AFC Special Teams
Shane Lechler, Billy Cundiff, Marc Mariani, Montell Owens
People are upset with the Mariani pick, but he's the only one with punt and kick return scores in the AFC.
NFC Special Teams
Mat McBriar, David Akers, Devin Hester, Eric Weems
The correct picks here. No gripes.