The NFL pop culture Pro Bowl ballot: A casual fan’s voting guide

With 2013 Pro Bowl voting ending this week, time is running out for you to vote for your favorite players. Not sure who to vote for? No worries! To give you a little help in case you’re stuck between choices, or want to throw in some wild cards, we’ve broken it down a little differently. Here is our pop culture Pro Bowl ballot, featuring the players who deserve your vote for their influence on pop culture in 2012.

And the awards go to…

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Pro Bowl pitchman – Greg Jennings

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Corporations frequently turn to NFL stars to hawk their products to the masses. Calvin Johnson did Acura, Aaron Rodgers did State Farm, and Peyton Manning did pretty much everyone else. Yet this year’s Pro Bowl pitchman award goes to Greg Jennings for his hilarious series of Old Spice commercials. From acting in his own movie to doing push-ups with a jet ski on his back, Jennings went all-in with this campaign, and we’re thankful for it. And even though he missed a large portion of the season with an abdominal tear and probably kept you from the fantasy playoffs, he should still get your Pro Bowl vote for these ads. You can watch our favorite in the video above.

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Pro Bowl Interview of the Year – Thomas DeCoud

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Most fans of the 2001 comedy classic Super Troopers have at some point in their lives attempted to play the “Meow game,” where one tries to insert “meow” into a conversation without the other party taking notice. Well, Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud did just that earlier this year when he was interviewed via phone for ESPN before a week 4 game against the Carolina Panthers. It’s subtle, but he pulled off roughly 14 “meows” over the course of the 4-minute interview. That, my friends, is enough to win our Pro Bowl vote for Interview of the Year.

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Pro Bowl Twitter account – Chris Kluwe

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We recently gave some love to Arian Foster for his Twitter account, but Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe takes the cake for this Pro Bowl award. I know what you’re thinking right now, how dare we glorify the punter position. But hear us out. Whether or not you agree with Kluwe on his strong political views, or are interested in his frequent nerdy tweets, the man has a sense of humor worthy of your attention.  Just check out the below exchange he tweeted covering a discussion he had with his wife. For these, and many more tweets, Chris Kluwe is our 2013 Pro Bowl Twitter account winner.

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Pro Bowl SNL Host – Eli Manning

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This award technically defaults to Eli Manning, seeing as he was the only NFL player to host SNL this season. His performance on the show may not have been as legendary as some of his performances in the Super Bowl, but he still did more than enough to merit your Pro Bowl vote. And while he may not be as comically gifted as his older brother, Eli held his own, and that “Little Brothers” sketch was pretty fantastic. Oh, and he does still have more rings than Peyton. Just saying.

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Pro Bowl guest appearance on “The League” – RG3

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While we don’t have the actual video of his guest appearance to share, above is a deleted scene where we still get a glimpse of RG3′s comedic chops. Since this season of FX’s hit comedy show The League is still underway, we apologize to any guest stars we didn’t see in time for this post, but so far this season RG3 stole the show.  The Rookie of the Year candidate should not only get your Pro Bowl vote for his play on the field, but for his comedic efforts off the field as well.

Think we missed a worthy candidate? Let us know in the comments below!

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