Pro Bowl Is Drawing Away NFL Fans
In theory, the NFL Pro Bowl sounds like quite the spectacle. Great players from both conferences going toe to toe and displaying pride for either the NFC or the AFC. Imagine the battles between Drew Brees and Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Or how about Calvin Johnson going across the middle to get lit up by Baltimore Raven Ed Reed, in the same game!
Quite the contrary,the NFL fans are subjected to a lackluster contest with no meaning. Players are flown out to Hawaii only to give less than 50% effort. The game is ruled by offense, as the defense rarely makes a play. Last year, Brandon Marshall won the MVP honors hauling in four touchdowns and 176 yards. It’s obvious the NFC defense was quite prepared.
The balloting system is similar to other professional sports leagues with the online voting. The difference being the NFL always has an insane amount of snubs. Overall, the game play is an embarrassment to anyone who watches the NFL each Sunday.
A most recent idea is that the Pro Bowl is replaced with collegiate players. I am for it, as long as the competition is there and it remains fun to watch. The NFL obviously likes the revenue that the Pro Bowl creates as it still draws fans. But, continuing with this meaningless tradition only hurts the image. NFL games should be looked at as battles, not high school football games.
To restore the integrity, the Pro Bowl should be nixed.
PGA TOUR | Danny Lee news conference after winning the The Greenbrier Classic
Following his victory in The Greenbrier Classic 2015, Danny Lee talks about his first win on the PGA TOUR. Read More
PGA TOUR | Danny Lee's clutch birdie putt is the Shot of the Day
In the final round of The Greenbrier Classic 2015, Danny Lee rolls in a 17-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 18th hole in the first playoff hole. Read More
PGA TOUR | Danny Lee's triumphant playoff victory at The Greenbrier Classic
In the final round of The Greenbrier Classic 2015, Danny Lee defeats David Hearn, Robert Streb and Kevin Kisner in a two-hole playoff to capture his first win on the PGA TOUR. Read More
PGA TOUR | Abraham Ancer survives playoff to claim win at the Nova Scotia Open
In the final round of the 2015 Nova Scotia Open, Abraham Ancer endures Bronson Burgoon in the first playoff hole and earns his first Web.com Tour victory. Read More