Commissioner Silencing the NFL Pro Bowl?
If you’re anything like me the only thing exciting about the NFL Pro Bowl is the Hawaiian location. For the last couple of seasons we’ve watched horrible games, poor sportsmanship and the kids playing pee-wee football have a better level of play than the guys playing in this annual all-star game.
NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell said Monday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Town Hall with Micheal Strahan that he is considering dropping the Pro Bowl, if the level of play does not increase.
“If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it,” Goodell said. “It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough.”
If there is no Pro Bowl after this year, the fans and league would still vote for our favorite players and coaches, just no game.
After last season’s embarrassing pro-bowl exhibition the players lobbied to Goodell that they would increase the level of play and do better. This coming January will we see if they players will hold up their end of the bargain.
One of the biggest issues with the Pro Bowl is its timing; one week before the Super Bowl is horrible, players who are participating in the Super Bowl can’t play. The Pro Bowl was always looked at as our last hooray before the season REALLY ended and what better game to end the season other than the all-star cast that is usually on the field. For once I agree with the Commissioner, I’m going to give the Pro Bowl one last shot.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,