What does Rodney Harrison think about the Pro Bowl selections?
"It's kind of . . . a joke, to be honest with you," the ex-Patriots safety, now an NBC analyst told Tom E. Curran Thursday on 'Quick Slants' . . . and he pointed to the omission of Aaron Hernandez from the team as the prime example.
"It is, my man. You look at Aaron Hernandez. Come on now. You pick an Antonio Gates in front of Aaron Hernandez? Antonio Gates, he's been hobbled this whole year. He's running around on one leg. And he still gets voted into the Pro Bowl.
"You tell me two tight ends who have been more dynamic than the Patriots' tight ends. It's crazy."
Also on Rodney's mind: How important it is to have the No. 1 seed, the state of modern officiating, and more:
Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while feeling like Felicity Jones could have been a little better on SNL last weekend. It didn’t feel like it was the right platform for her and she was just straight reading the cue cards in her monologue.
*Congrats to the Hershey Bears, who raised over $42,000 for charity with their Empire-inspired Star Wars jerseys from last weekend.
*When Bruins winger Brad Marchand begins to score his value goes way, way up, according to TSN stat maven Scott Cullen.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Harrington wants the Buffalo Sabres to get into “attack mode” rather than the passive mode they’ve been in for some time.
*A discussion about the NHL trade deadline and which players are likely to get moved still weeks and weeks away from that deadline.
*The Winnipeg Jets are searching for answers after another loss, and have called upon Ondrej Pavelec in a move of desperation.
*Funny commercial with Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, who have to be the ultimate bosom, bearded buddies in the NHL.
*For something completely different: as the next Lando, Donald Glover understands why the character is vital to the Star Wars universe.