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QB Eli Manning, G Chris Snee, WR Victor Cruz and DE Jason Pierre-Paul will represent the Giants in this Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Snee and JPP are starters. Photo: giants.com

The Pro Bowl will be played this Sunday in Hawaii (7:00 PM ET, NBC). I know you are all enthralled by this. For a game that is supposed to be for the benefit of the fans, it's become anything but. Most fans would not miss the game if the league chose to discontinue it.

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From the NFL: The San Francisco 49ers placed a league-best nine players on the National Football Conference All-Star team that will face the American Football Conference All-Stars in the 2013 Pro Bowl ? the kickoff to Super Bowl week ? the NFL announced today.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii one week before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Broadcast live on NBC at 7:00 PM ET, the Pro Bowl will be held prior to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year and serve as the signature kickoff event of Super Bowl week.

Seventeen NFC players ? the most in the conference since the 2001 Pro Bowl (21) ? have been selected to their first Pro Bowl, including two rookies: Washington quarterback ROBERT GRIFFIN III and Minnesota kicker BLAIR WALSH. San Francisco leads the NFL with four Pro Bowl newcomers in linebackers NA VORRO BOWMAN and ALDON SMITH, guard MIKE IUPATI and safety DONTE WHITNER. Three Redskins will make their All-Star game debuts as quarterback Griffin III, tackle TRENT WILLIAMS and special teamer LORENZO ALEXANDER have earned selections for the first time. Three teams each had two first-time selections: Chicago (cornerback TIM JENNINGS and defensive tackle HENRY MELTON), Minnesota (fullback JEROME FELTON and kicker Walsh) and Seattle (tackle RUSSELL OKUNG and center MAX UNGER). Rounding out the Pro Bowl newcomers are wide receivers VICTOR CRUZ (New York Giants) and JULIO JONES (Atlanta), defensive tackle GERALD MC COY (Tampa Bay) and punter THOMAS MORSTEAD (New Orleans).

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Giants' DE Jason Pierre-Paul, WR Victor Cruz and G Chris Snee have been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. It is the fourth time Snee has been selected and the first time for Cruz. JPP was selected to the game for the second consecutive season. He did not attend last year's game as the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl.

Pierre-Paul (6.5 sacks) made it primarily on his reputation and sensational 2011 season. He, along with the rest of the Giants' pass rush, have struggled mightily this season. ?He does have 12 tackles for losses, however. Teams guarded him differently in 2012, leading to a sharp reduction in sacks and tackles. He had 16.5 sacks last season.

Cruz received the most votes for an NFC wideout in the fan voting. ?He has 82 catches for 1,040 yards and 9 TDs. Cruz burst onto the scene as game-breaking player last year ,when he set a franchise record for receiving yardage. His salsa TD celebration dance has become a global sensation.

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The Pro Bowl voting is over and the tallies are now official. Giants' WR Victor Cruz received the most votes among NFC wide receivers on the ballot hosted by NFL.com.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received 993,045 fan votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced today. Fan voting ended on Monday, December 17.

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Giants' WR Victor Cruz currently leads all NFC wide receivers in the voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl. He is the only Giant player that is leading at his position.?2013 Pro Bowl voting will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to?NFL.com/probowl?through Monday, December 17.

Cruz is coming off a record-breaing season, and is having another strong campaign in 2012. He is tied for the lead in the NFC with 9 ?receiving TDs. He is 4th in the conference in targets (127) and 6th in both receptions (76) and yards (1,004).

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