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Pro Bowl draws attention, but ....

Watching the Pro Bowl on Sunday? Me either. What is to be done with this monstrosity? The NFL changed it up this year moving it to the week before the Super Bowl (instead of the week after) and moving it to South Florida, the site of Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the first time in three decades it hasn’t been played in Honolulu. It will be back in Hawaii in 2011 and 2012, although the timing of the event has not been decided.

Certainly the NFL needs a way to honor its best players, but the Pro Bowl is just not top-notch football or even close. Some pundit has suggested moving it to August. That's crazy talk. What if a player was injured and missed the whole season because of a meaningless Pro Bowl game?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that this Pro Bowl has garnered a lot more attention. He's right on that. But the attention has not all been positive.

No Lions on the roster, I know a big surprise. If you're so inclined the Pro Bowl will be carried at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.



Anonymous Chunnbird said...

The NFL Season should NOT end with the Pro Bowl. It should end with the Super Bowl.

I don't know what all the fuss is about. In between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl is a PERFECT time for the Pro Bowl. There would be NO football on at all the Sunday in between if it were not for this new idea! Watching the Pro Bowl in between the Conference Championship and the Super Bowl is better than watching NOTHING.

Most people ripping this, just hate the pro bowl and would not watch it regardless.

Let me put it this way. There is nobody who is saying that they absolutely will not watch the pro bowl today, but they would watch it if it were on the week after the superbowl.

More people will watch it today(Sunday) just to get a football fix.

It's an improvement.

12:13 PM 

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