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Self-acclaimed dodgeball master Joe Thomas set for Pro Bowl's first Skills Showdown

Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas touted himself as something as a dodgeball connoisseur earlier this season. Unfortunately for Thomas, a co-creator of the Pro Bowl's first ever Skills Showdown, it didn't help much.

"I don't want to give anything away," he told the Dan Patrick Show Thursday morning, "but I was eliminated pretty quickly."

Thomas, selected to his 10th Pro Bowl in December, was one of several NFL veterans who proposed an array of offbeat activities to "spice up" the league's annual All-Star game. They'll include dodgeball and a relay race among other trials.

"I thought it would be really funny to make fat O-Linemen try to throw or catch a football or make quarterbacks have a long-drive contest or make them lift weights or do something out of their comfort zone," Thomas said in December. "I said people would tune in and watch. I think people are going to watch."

The Pro Bowl's Skills Showdown is set to air tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN. You can read more about it here.

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