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Pro Bowl Rosters Announced: Selections and Snubs

Players and fans alike found out last night who will be saying "Aloha" next month, as the NFL announced the rosters for the annual Pro Bowl game that will be played in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 27th. As usual, there were surprising selections and snubs on the rosters, which are created based on votes from coaches, players, and fans. Broncos QB Peyton Manning was selected as the starting quarterback for the AFC team, followed by Tom Brady of the Patriots and Matt Schaub of the Texans. The NFC team will be starting Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, backed up by Matt Ryan of Atlanta and Robert Griffin III of Washington. "RG3," as he is popularly known, was one of two rookies selected for this season's Pro Bowl. Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, who has made nine field goals of 50 yards or more this season, was the other rookie selection. Carolina missed their opportunity to send a player to the Pro Bowl this year when star Panthers QB Cam Newton wasn't selected for the NFC roster. Besides Carolina, seven other teams are also not fielding Pro Bowlers this year, including Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Oakland, and San Diego. Remember, whether or not your favorite players are in the Pro Bowl or not, you can always get tickets to regular season games when you own a PSL from your favorite team.

Many Seahawks fans were also disappointed that rookie QB Russell Wilson, who has led his team to the playoffs, didn't make the NFC team. Russell Wilson emerged as a star quarterback this season after being selected to start for the Seahawks by coach Pete Carroll, who was impressed by Wilson's level of play in the preseason. Fellow Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman, considered by many to be one of the best defensive backs in the league, was also left off the NFC roster, although his omission is perhaps more understandable. CB Sherman is currently appealing a four-game suspensioon for alleged performance-enhancing drug use. San Francisco fans will have plenty of their players to cheer on January 27th since they are sending nine players to Hawaii, the most of any team. Houston leads the AFC roster with eight players, including five starters. Are you looking for tickets to the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii? Maxim Tickets is the trusted ticket resale marketplace that features a wide selection of Pro Bowl tickets and parking passes, all backed by a 100% Buyer Guarantee. Browse these 2013 Pro Bowl tickets and find your seat at the next Pro Bowl on January 27th!