Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Pointlessness of the Pro Bowl

Can we just be honest with ourselves and come to the conclusion that the NFL's Pro Bowl is a joke? I mean it hasn't really been relevant in years. Even when the league tried to "revamp" it by changing it.

Let's put two Hall of Fame players pick eligible players like its a school yard pick up game, that will fix it. With J.J. Watt playing quarterback and Odell Beckham Jr. playing safety, come on it's just sad.

Now, because the revamping of the Pro Bowl didn't work out at all, the league has decided to go back to the old way. The original format of the NFC and AFC playing each other.

People may still want to see their favorite players alongside some of the other greatest players in the game right now and that's fine. But, at least have these guys actually play some football.

I don't want to see a half-hearted attempt at a skills competition, especially one that is concluded with a game of NFC vs. AFC dodgeball game. Dodgeball, really? I'd rather just watch the movie.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm aware that this is football. The league in no way could or should tell the players to go out and play at a 100%. The game is too dangerous and players get paid too much money to play in the REGULAR season.

I know that there is no way for these guys to risk their bodies and injure themselves for a meaningless game that no one benefits from. So let's do ourselves a big favor and recognize the outstanding players of the NFL season in another fashion, particularly one that doesn't waste anyone's time.

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