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    NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Indianapolis Star - Every player from the Saints and Colts are required by the NFL to be on hand for the Pro Bowl game. Even though they won't participate, each will receive the appropriate paycheck -- $45,000 for players on the winning team, $23,500 for the losers.

    Do you think this is right or should they be able to not go since they aren't playing?



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    tough call. At least they're not making them play.

    This whole Miami Pro Bowl thing is just about the stupidest thing the NFL has ever done.


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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Stupid.....they should be allowed to prepare with their team for the game that actually matters!!!



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    The NFL should be fined for being so incompetent. The Pro Bowl before the Superbowl? Really?



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Wow, the NFL doesn't usually put such stupid policies in place. They tend to make smart choices, but this one seems absolutely horrible.



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    This is stupid. Why the hell are they doing the pro bowl before the super bowl? So what if the pro bowl doesn't get very good ratings, it's a nothing game. Now you are jeopardizing the most important game just to improve the ratings for a nothing game.

    I personally always liked the pro bowl in Hawaii after the super bowl. It was almost always nice and sunny and made me feel like summer was just around the corner and thus the end of football season. The players seemed to have a good time because the next important game came months later.



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    I don't mind the pro bowl being before the superbowl, just don't force players playing in the super bowl to show up



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Extremely stupid. The Pro Bowl is a completely meaningless game, and if it throws the focus off the Super Bowl for one second, it's one second too many. If you're going to put the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl (an idea I don't hate, because it fills that week in, and who cares if players are missing?), then it should be done without those players.



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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Not that I expected him to react any other way, but the commish thinks the new Pro-Bowl activities are already a success.

    Roger Goodell: Pro Bowl date switch already 'a success' - Super Bowl XLIV - SI.com

    By his logic, the Edsel was a success simply because it got people talking.


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    Re: NFL orders all Saints and Colts Pro Bowlers to appear at game

    Just get rid of the stupid Pro Bowl altogether and just make it an honorary "All Pro Team" selection with a nice little cash bonus. I don't think I've ever been able to force myself to sit through more then 10 minutes of a Pro Bowl in my entire life. Quit trying to be the NBA or MLB, it's just not the same.



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