Originally posted by westcoastchamp:
Ok here is how you save the probowl. Play it superbowl weekend loseing side pays towards the winning side charity of up to 20+ mil spread out by each player fromt he loseing side. the mvp from offence and defense split the pot of all the fines from the year.next years superbowl locations are between afc and nfc location winning side wins the location for there side. all teams from the winning side get an extra 3rd rd draft pick. and the winning side is the only side that gets a bye week in the following season.I can think of more but ill let some of you add some cool incentives. sorry for spelling and punct. its from my phone.
A bye week is required per the NFL CBA. Its a player safety hazard to not give them a rest at some point in the season.
Players would never agree to attend or play in this game if it cost them a penny.
And awarding a extra 3rd round draft pick to half the NFL teams based on a scrimmage is horribly unfair.
The pro bowl can be saved by simply telling the players this: "If you are elected, you have to attend. If you dont attend, you will not be recognized as a pro bowler for this season, and will not be paid your share."
You will never get players to try very hard, because in the end its not worth risking your health over, especially for guys who are looking for contracts that offseason.
Right now players get their money regardless, and get to keep the "award" of being a pro bowler for that season. If you take these things away, they would all attend unless they had an emergency. They should at least show up and enjoy a paid vacation for a few days. If theyre too hurt to play, fine, but dont be all Derek Jeter about it and decline the invite.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:31 AM ]