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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 PM  
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NFL considers dropping the Pro Bowl

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio's ''Town Hall,'' Goodell agreed with host Michael Strahan that last January's Pro Bowl ''was embarrassing.''

''If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it,'' Goodell said. ''It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough.''

The league still would select a Pro Bowl team through voting by players, coaches and fans, because it is an honor, but ''just not play the game,'' he said.

The Pro Bowl will take place in January, a week before the Super Bowl, after the players lobbied to keep it, promising to upgrade their performances. Goodell and others were disappointed in the quality of last year's Pro Bowl, won 59-41 by the AFC and missing any semblance of hard hitting.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #31
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WTF is the "Pro Bowl"?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #32
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Select a matchup closest to Veterans Day in Novemeber, put the game at Aloha Stadium, and give free or drastically reduced price tickets to active duty or retired personnel and their families for the game.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:41 AM   #33
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I just looked it up. Oh god, feel sorry for the guy.
Anyone provide a link. My search has been fruitless. Please and Thank you.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:56 AM   #34
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Wouldn't break my heart to see it disappear. Keep the selection process as a reward but skip the game. I haven't watched a pro-bowl in the last 6-8 years or so.
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Exactly. The game itself is a complete joke and a waste of TV time. After watching last year, I will never tune in again. I'm not sure what I was watching, but it didn't have much to do with football.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:58 AM   #35
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I remember watching the pro bowl as a kid and it was actually pretty good. I seem to remember one, 91 I think? Nick Lowery hit the game winner and I was actually excited.

I don't see the players ever really getting in to it again unless they have an incentive to win. Winning team gets a couple million to split amongst the players or something like that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:59 AM   #36
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i used to like the skills competition as well.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #37
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Maybe they should do a game where the best rookies go against the players coming out of college right after the draft or something. Or they can do a game before the draft with potential rookies... I'd watch the hell outta that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #38
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What if they moved it to the beginning of the season? Before pre-season, like the Hall of Fame bowl. Last year's best players kick off this year's play, that sort of thing. The Super Bowl players could take part, and by then people are aching for football anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #39
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Skills competition, otherwise a trip to Hawaii for the players. The game is just another invitation for injury. Either that or make it flag football. The game is a waste of time.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #40
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:08 AM   #41
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There's no need for it anymore. It would be cool if they had an All Pro team voted on by the players and coaches. Similar to the Top 100 on NFL Network. They should just cut the fans out of it imo.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #42
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There's no need for it anymore. It would be cool if they had an All Pro team voted on by the players and coaches. Similar to the Top 100 on NFL Network. They should just cut the fans out of it imo.
Although if its voted on by players guys like ray lewis will get in each year due to everyones respect for him. Not a huge problem but I'm just sayin
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:13 AM   #43
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:15 AM   #44
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Have them take the pads off and make it a flag football game.

Or....Do the "competitions" they used to air on NFLN with the QB's and such running drills and earning points.

The Pro Bowl game itself is a joke. But players should still be rewarded IMO.
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Just make it a fun competition instead of a joke.

I seem to remember Tony G getting hurt one yr in a catching challenge and I was like no F'en way..but then it turned out to be minor.
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