2012 Pro Bowl Balloting Begins


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The polls are now open!  Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2012 Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual All-Star Game.  Voting is available online at http://www.raiders.com/fans/pro-bowl-ballot-2012.html and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl.

The Oakland Raiders have had 176 Pro Bowl selections among 60 different players since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 19 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, ESPN, 8:30 pm (ET).  The teams will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, December 27 on a special *NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show *on NFL Network.

The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2012 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fans may purchase tickets starting next month at NFL.com/probowl.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 21-22.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

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