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    League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    NFL moving to suspend Pro Bowl, sources say - ESPN

    Can't say I'm all that broken up about it. The Pro Bowl is a joke, and has been as long as I can remember. The move to before the Super Bowl was just ridiculous as well. If players from the two best teams don't compete, how can the game have any integrity? I guess lots of players have pro bowl incentives written into their contracts, so I guess they still should probably name people to the roster, but let the game die.

    I'm sure NFL execs look at the NBA and see All Star Weekend, and what an event it's become, and want the NFL to have something like it. But the fact is, that sort of all star game wouldn't work for the NFL, and frankly it doesn't need one.


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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    NFL moving to suspend Pro Bowl, sources say - ESPN

    Can't say I'm all that broken up about it. The Pro Bowl is a joke, and has been as long as I can remember. The move to before the Super Bowl was just ridiculous as well. If players from the two best teams don't compete, how can the game have any integrity? I guess lots of players have pro bowl incentives written into their contracts, so I guess they still should probably name people to the roster, but let the game die.

    I'm sure NFL execs look at the NBA and see All Star Weekend, and what an event it's become, and want the NFL to have something like it. But the fact is, that sort of all star game wouldn't work for the NFL, and frankly it doesn't need one.
    Didn't the pro bowl still get crazy high ratings this year? I can't believe the NFL is willing to just leave that money on the table. I have to think we'll see some sort of skills challenge or flag football in it's place.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Not sad to see the game go, never really watched it anyways. Putting it before the Super Bowl was just about the dumbest idea ever though.

    I have to think we'll see some sort of skills challenge or flag football in it's place.
    This is what they should do 100%.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    never watched it... Hawaii is a sweet place to have it, but realistically how many people actually go?




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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    never watched it... Hawaii is a sweet place to have it, but realistically how many people actually go?
    Wikipedia says attendance was just north of 48,000 this year.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    I don't think anyone is going to miss the Pro Bowl. It's pretty bad when players try to get out of playing in it.
    I could see it being a real bonus back in the 70s when you got a free trip to Hawaii but these guys get paid so much they can go to Hawaii any time they want.

    And yes, movnig it to the dead week before the Super Bowl was an act of sheer stupidity. All it did was give additional guys a Pro Bowl bonus because they were filling in for the players that could not play due to the fact they were playing in the Super Bowl.

    Just name your "All Pro" team and leave it at that. They collect their bonuses from that.


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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Didn't the pro bowl still get crazy high ratings this year? I can't believe the NFL is willing to just leave that money on the table. I have to think we'll see some sort of skills challenge or flag football in it's place.
    The ratings actually fell significantly from last year to this year. It was still fairly highly rated, though.

    NFL Pro Bowl TV ratings fall 8.1%


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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    never watched it... Hawaii is a sweet place to have it, but realistically how many people actually go?
    I think there were some fans but I think the players would also bring a lot of their family along too.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Wikipedia says attendance was just north of 48,000 this year.
    I wonder how many of the fans actually traveled for the game and were not hawaii residents



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I don't think anyone is going to miss the Pro Bowl. It's pretty bad when players try to get out of playing in it.
    I could see it being a real bonus back in the 70s when you got a free trip to Hawaii but these guys get paid so much they can go to Hawaii any time they want.

    And yes, movnig it to the dead week before the Super Bowl was an act of sheer stupidity. All it did was give additional guys a Pro Bowl bonus because they were filling in for the players that could not play due to the fact they were playing in the Super Bowl.

    Just name your "All Pro" team and leave it at that. They collect their bonuses from that.

    The All Pro team is different from the Pro Bowl. Far fewer players make it on the All Pro team. For the purposes of the incentives already written into contracts, you couldn't just substitute one for the other.


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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    I wonder how many of the fans actually traveled for the game and were not hawaii residents
    I dunno, doesn't really matter I suppose though.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

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    I dunno, doesn't really matter I suppose though.
    True because if people don't watch it on tv it is pretty meaningless too.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    The ratings actually fell significantly from last year to this year. It was still fairly highly rated, though.

    NFL Pro Bowl TV ratings fall 8.1%
    Yea, but low rated NFL anything still kicks the *** of basically anything else on TV these days. That's all I meant.



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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    Great honor....dumb game.


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    Re: League moving to suspend/end the Pro Bowl

    The other pro leagues need an all star game because with the long season things just get stale, the NFL doesn't need that and would be perfectly fine without this game. Who honestly watches it? I can honestly say I've watched more minutes of WNBA basketball than the NFL Pro Bowl.....and I've never watched even an entire half of the WNBA.



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