Originally posted by AB81Rules:
This is Goodell doing what he feels is best for the game. Fans dont give 2 s**ts about the pro bowl. It is meaningless. And like you sad he is giving Nike too much control.
Plus players dont wanna play and risk injury, while Goodell doesnt care. He wants fans to be happy, and buy jersey's, etc....
Goodell is destroying the NFL single highhandedly. I hate him so much.
The only players who cared to play the problem were the ones who had to have a job in the off season just to make ends meet. It was a free trip and vacation to HI. Something they probably couldn't afford on their own.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
End it. The Pro Bowl is stupid. Nobody wants to play it anymore. And those that do play are going 1/3 speed and just try not to get hurt. There is no enthusiasm for this game anymore.
Only problem is there are enough Nielsen viewers watching it to keep this sham going...even though Pro Bowl tv ratings have dipped, it's still one of the most-watched sports programs, and one of the highest-rated broadcasts period. But the recent dip is why the NFL made it even more of a mockery with this ridiculius Rice/Sanders draft. Other than maybe seeing a play or two, can't even recall the last time I actually sat down to watch the Pro Bowl, must be at least 25 yrs ago.
I think the NFL should do do some sort of Skills Competition the night before the Pro Bowl or even instead of the Pro Bowl. Get the players interested and add some bragging rights. QB comp, 40 yard dashes, etc,... I would much rather see the top 6 QB's in head to head comp for accuracy, deep throw, quick reads. stuff like that.
I watch the home run derby and the dunk contest more than the All Star games.
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