I haven’t watched the Pro Bowl since 1979. It has to be the worst all-star game ever. It’s after the season, the players are either beat up or off for 2 months. It’s a high-risk injury factor for nothing. Teams must hate it; players don’t want to be there; nothing’s on the line. Yuck.
Moving the game to the week before the Super Bowl was as smart as New Coke. When David Garrard is now a Pro Bowl player after a mediocre at best year, that tells you everything. The people who suggested this format should be fired. Or worse, make them watch the game!
I heard an excellent solution by former Husky turned radio analyst Brock Huard on ESPN 710 Seattle. Turn the Pro Bowl into a skills challenge. No contact; minimal chance for injury; competitive (which is what fans want); fun; and even the Super Bowl participants will compete (as long as its after the game).
As for me, I will pull myself away from the TV so there’s no chance I can even catch a glimpse or score, slog through the rain to Safeco Field, and attend Mariners Fun Fest. Play ball…
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