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Time for Pro Bowl to fade away
January 29, 2013 - Jim Smith
Is it time for the NFL Pro Bowl to go the way of the Dodo bird?
The Pro Bowl may be a great way to see some of the NFL's best players all in one lace, in one game, but the actual "play" of the game is far below that of any regular season game.
While it might be understandable that none of the players want to risk an injury in a nothing game that has no positive affect on their career and is purely to show off the NFL and "launch" the unneeded hype for the Super Bowl game a week later, it lacks any dedicated competition.
The obviously lack of line play and the obvious lack of a real pass rush makes the "game" merely lackluster entertainment, not professional football.
The commissioner had threatened to kill the Pro Bowl if it were as despicable as last year's game. Maybe it's time for the commissioner to carry through on his threat.
But, is the game "played" to show off players or to make money for the NFL?
My guess is the bottom line, as it is in nearly everything anymore, is money, which means we will have to suffer through the lackluster games as long as there is TV money to be made.
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