Jan 29, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC cornerback Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals (21) sends a Twitter message on the sideline against the AFC during the 2012 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Death to the Pro Bowl?

On the day when the greatest spectacle in all of sports will be played in the annual Super Bowl, professional football may be about to lose one if its greatest traditions, and perhaps its greatest indicator as to who the NFL’s greatest pros are. On the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell has stated that the NFL is considering eliminating the Pro Bowl:

I really didn’t think that was the kind of football that we want to be demonstrating for our fans. And you heard it from the fans. The fans were actively booing in the stands. They didn’t like what they were seeing.

Every year, the NFL Pro Bowl is played by teams of the greatest players in professional football, but recently has been severely watered down. What once was a game where the players were voted on by their peers and head coaches, has now become more pf a popularity contest with fan voting. The game itself no longer resembles a real football game, but that of flag football. The Pro Bowl needs to go in my opinion, as it is no longer a football game, but a chance for players to make a mockery of football by drop kicking extra points, playing 2-hand touch defense, and tweeting on the sideline when they make a significant play. Its sad to say, but the Pro Bowl has become a joke that just isn’t funny anymore.


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