Things are a little slow today in Minnesota Vikings land, what with the team taking a day off from Training Camp and, no doubt, starting their preparations (such as they are in the pre-season) for their game against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday night.
It was about this time last year that Vikings' legend Cris Carter was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This past week, Carter was named as one of the two captains for this year's Pro Bowl game.
If you'll recall, last year the Pro Bowl went to more of a "playground" sort of format, where players were voted in regardless of conference and the two captains then picked teams. Last year's captains were Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice. In 2015, Carter will be joined by fellow wide receiver Michael Irvin.
This marks the second time in recent weeks that Carter and Irvin have been linked in the news. In case you missed it, there was this little story that came about after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon found himself in trouble with the law again.
Then Irvin proceeded to tell an extremely personal and awkward story about he and Carter -- and Irvin's wife and Carter's advice for her! -- from their playing days before pointing out Carter's "ass it out of line."
"I'm going to put a little personal on this even though I love Cris to death. I don't know what year it was we were in the Pro Bowl. And all Cris is trying to do, he's just trying to share his experiences," Irvin said. "He said to my wife -- he said to my wife --you know, Michael would never come out of this problem until you leave him. Till you leave him. For years, I've held it. I've never shared that with anybody. I've never in my life shared that with anybody. I was so irked with Cris because he was out of line then. His ass is out of line now. He is out. of. line."
Strange, even though this seems like something out of an episode of The Real Housewives of Oh Sweet Merciful Jeebus Make It Stop Before I Gouge My Eyeballs Out With A Spork. I'm sure it will be brought up again as we get closer to Pro Bowl time.
This year's Pro Bowl will not be in Honolulu, but rather at the same site as this year's Super Bowl, that being the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.