Nine trips to Hawaii might be enough for Lawrence Taylor.
The New York Giants linebacker became the first NFL player selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons and then hinted he may not play in the Feb. 3 game at Honolulu.
"I don't know. I love the trip. I like going to Hawaii but it gets a little tedious if the season goes on too long," Taylor said Wednesday. "Especially if we go to the Super Bowl. The question is whether you want to go through another week."
If Taylor is pressed for time, how about Bo Jackson?
The Los Angeles Raiders' running back was named to the AFC team, as a reserve, and probably became the first athlete to be chosen for All-Star games in two sports. If Jackson, MVP of baseball's 1989 All-Star Game, plays in the Pro Bowl, he'd have only a few weeks off before having to report to spring training with the Kansas City Royals.
"It was like somebody slapped me across the face with a dumbbell," said Jackson, informed of his selection by coach Art Shell. "I didn't know how to react. I'm very thankful that they thought enough of me to vote me into the Pro Bowl."
The Buffalo Bills, meanwhile, led the NFL with eight players selected in voting by players and coaches. The Chicago Bears, with six players, led the NFC and the Giants and San Francisco each placed five players on the team, with the 49ers' Joe Montana at quarterback and Jerry Rice at one wide receiver spot.
Three rookies made the Pro Bowl -- Phoenix running back Johnny Johnson and Chicago safety Mark Carrier for the NFC and Miami tackle Richmond Webb of Miami for the AFC.
The only teams without representatives were the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
The Houston Oilers had six players on the AFC team, including quarterback Warren Moon and guards Bruce Matthews and Mike Munchak as starters.
The coaching staffs will add one more player to each team from the losing teams in the NFC and AFC championship games.
More bad news for Bears
CHICAGO -- It's been all bad news for the Bears since they clinched the NFC Central title.
Just a few weeks ago, the Chicago Bears were roaring toward the playoffs with a 9-1 record. Then everything went bad -- three losses in the last four games, a regular-season ending injury to quarterback Jim Harbaugh and now to Pro Bowl running back Neal Anderson.
Anderson, who is the NFC's third leading rusher (1,010 yards) and also has 13 touchdowns, is expected to miss the Bears' final two games against Tampa Bay and Kansas City with a cracked rib, coach Mike Ditka said.
Harbaugh is out with a separated shoulder suffered in the Bears' 38-21 loss to the Detroit Lions. He is expected to miss Chicago's first playoff game, probably a wild-card game the weekend of Jan. 5-6.
"The thing with Neal just came up," Ditka said. "We thought he was OK Monday. We took some X-rays because he woke up in a tremendous amount of pain. I'm not going to risk him with a rib injury."
Montana to start vs. Saints
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Joe Montana will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, but he will share his playing time with Steve Young.
Head coach George Seifert, who has been reluctant to give Montana any time off, said Wednesday that a number of players, including running back Roger Craig, will be rested against New Orleans.
"Joe will start and the second quarterback in will be Steve Young," Seifert said after much prodding.
Montana has yet to miss a game this season and has thrown more passes than all but one (1983) of his previous 11 seasons with the 49ers. Montana has not played a season without missing a game since 1984.