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. Its the first time in three decades it hasnt 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.