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The NFL has announced it is keeping the Pro Bowl and making sure it stays in Hawaii the week before the Super Bowl. With the game being a complete disaster the last couple of years, it's a surprise to some the NFL even opted to keep the game. Our question to you is: is the game really worth saving and if so, what would you do to ensure it's a success?

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# 1 huntt26 @ 05/31/12 01:34 PM
I think they should get rid of the game and do a skills challenge. I'd watch linemen do a race or QBs throw at targets. Kind of like the old QB club video games
 
# 2 SDwinder @ 05/31/12 01:47 PM
Exactly, a Superstars type show for each position. This TV show was very popular in the '70s and '80s for a wide variety of athletes. For football only, divide the events up by position and have specific events for each position that would be appropriate. For the finals, you could then have the winners of each position go head to head in a variety of events that would equalize their talents, to make it a closer competition.
 
# 3 N51_rob @ 05/31/12 02:07 PM
No, the Pro Bowl is not worth saving. It is by far the worst of the All-Star games. No one tries, and to be honest, I prefer that. I would hate to see my teams star players get hurt at the Pro Bowl. Remember Robert Edwards? (I know it wasn't at the gaem, but it was at an event for the Pro Bowl.) You can't make players play harder, and you can't threaten to fine them, they won't go.

Unless the NFL says the winning team earns $5 million tax exempt, players are not going to care, and if the players don't care why should I as a fan. The game could be tweaked into a skills competition or something like that. But as a exhibition football game, I would rather watch the 4th preseason game of (insert a team I don't follow) rather than the Pro Bowl.
 
# 4 Dazraz @ 05/31/12 02:08 PM
The Pro Bowl should be played at the same location as the Superbowl. Therefore it could be used as part of the build up to the Superbowl extravaganza as opposed to a stand alone event.
The fact that we're questioning the validity of keeping the Pro Bowl indicates that there is an issue so it's surprising the NFL have made the decision to keep things as they are.
 
# 5 Reed1417 @ 05/31/12 02:12 PM
i think they should get rid of it. the guys play a long season as it is if anything i think it should be as some people have stated a skills competition of some sort. i'd be ok with that and i think the players would have more fun.
 
# 6 av7 @ 05/31/12 02:16 PM
Skills competitions
 
# 7 jWILL253 @ 05/31/12 02:20 PM
I think that they should make it so that the winning conference gets to decide not only where the Super Bowl is played at, but which conference is designated as the home team in the Super Bowl. Make so that not only does a player have a large influence on where the game is played, but he would have a chance to set up a Super Bowl at his team's home stadium, and be designated as such...
 
# 8 N51_rob @ 05/31/12 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jWILL10
I think that they should make it so that the winning conference gets to decide not only where the Super Bowl is played at, but which conference is designated as the home team in the Super Bowl. Make so that not only does a player have a large influence on where the game is played, but he would have a chance to set up a Super Bowl at his team's home stadium, and be designated as such...
That seems like a logistical nightmare. Teams and cities would have about 1 year to prepare to host a SB vise the three and four they get now.
 
# 9 GlennN @ 05/31/12 02:29 PM
Scrap it. Football has to be a nasty, physical, competitive game to be fun to watch and you will never get this in a Pro Bowl game. Don't even bother. The mess they put on tv now is just unwatchable.
 
# 10 LowerWolf @ 05/31/12 02:41 PM
The Pro Bowl used to be a way to see players you usually didn't get to see. But now, every team is on TV. You can watch any game with Sunday Ticket. You can see all the highlights on ESPN or the internet. There's really no reason to have it anymore. Get rid of it.

You can say that about all the All-Star games, though the MLB All-Star game still has some charm and is a great break in the middle of the season.
 
# 11 Retropyro @ 05/31/12 02:46 PM
Kill it. Or make it All-Pro's vs. Super Bowl champs during the pre season. But really, just put it out to pasture.
 
# 12 xboxman41 @ 05/31/12 03:37 PM
I think EVERY player in the Team is a Pro, From Starters to Bench....I would like to see them let the ones that don't get to play much play, and give the Starters a Rest.....It would let the others Shine for there team and let other teams see how they can play & maybe get picked up by another team, But if the Keep it and let the High pay players play it will SUCK'!!!!! they can just do away with it, Cause i for sure WILL NOT watch any of it, Heck just let them have a Pro day and play Flag Football if thats the case..............
 
# 13 baller_of_the_year @ 05/31/12 03:39 PM
FIrst and foremost it shouldnt be BEFORE the Superbowl because more than likely the two teams in the Superbowl are probably going to have a lot of players that were selected to play in it. It should be after the Superbowl and it should rotate from Hawaii to Miami every year.
 
# 14 monmoi90 @ 05/31/12 03:42 PM
they should make it a bit like the nba all star weekend with skill challenges and other stuff like that the NHL did this and there all star weekend as grown in popularity since then
 
# 15 jhendricks316 @ 05/31/12 04:10 PM
The game can be kept. However, you must ERADICATE ALL LIMITS OF THE OFFENSES AND DEFENSES. The fans want an offensive spectacle (like the NHL All-Star game). We don't want to see a game of touch football and we don't want simple plays either. And, move it back to AFTER THE SEASON. There are great guys who miss out because they want to avoid injuries. Outstanding players should be recognized, and they should compete as a reward.
 
# 16 SouthernBrick @ 05/31/12 04:27 PM
Scrap it. No one cares, doesn't really mean anything to the players.
 
# 17 TracerBullet @ 05/31/12 04:41 PM
Seeing as it was the most watch all-star game of any sport, even against baseball's all-star game that matters, there is no real reason to kill it. If numbers stay like that, it won't matter who says it doesn't matter. I've only caught the highlights the last few years really, so I really don't care if it stays or not.

Do miss the skills challenge though.
 
# 18 SPTO @ 05/31/12 05:06 PM
We needed a sound off on this? The Pro Bowl hasn't been interesting since the early '90s I say scrap it and replace it with a skills competition.
 
# 19 jagsrock95 @ 05/31/12 05:34 PM
More events/ challenges televised would be nice, have something similar to the NBA all-star weekend.
 
# 20 Feldman011teen @ 05/31/12 05:53 PM
Skills contest, and a 7 on 7 tournament.
 

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