NFL Pro Bowl: We All Know It Sucks, But Does It Have To?

February 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Did you hear? The PRO BOWL was this weekend!
That’s right, with thousands in attendance, but only about 12 watching from their couch, our nation’s favorite gladiators descended on Honolulu to play patty-cake for four hours. Indeed, the NFL’s annual rough-touch excuse for an All-Star Game was, as always, a roaring failure.
The way I see it, the utter pointlessness of the Pro Bowl is a mystifying phenomenon. 
The NFL is by far the most popular and lucrative sports outfit our country has going. Everything from its weekly TV ratings, to its Vegas action, to its fantasy leagues prove this, as they all COMPLETELY ECLIPSE those from the other three main sports (MLB, NBA, NHL).

Tune into any ESPN programming between September and February and you’ll walk away with a sophisticated understanding of the Seahawks' nickel package and a thorough knowledge of the coming week’s long-snapper fantasy ratings index. However, you may...

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