Re: Possible Pro Bowl Change
They need to get over the idea that any kind of all-star game featuring NFL players is going to be competitive or exciting. It's not going to happen and nothing will make it happen. If you select your teams this way, or draw names out of a hat, or sort them in alphabetical order, or have fans fight death matches for the right to name a player to the Pro Bowl it won't make a bit of difference. The teams will still get out there and play at half speed trying not to hurt each other because there's too much money at stake.
The NFL should name Pro Bowl teams and send them to Hawaii but instead of letting them play a game they should have them do entertaining skills competitions and hang out all week long with a team of players about to enter the draft who are also picked by NFL coaches and players. Those guys will play an exhibition game along the lines of the Senior Bowl and it would actually serve a purpose. These guys would work for a week or two with NFL coaches and get to learn and make an impression.
The best thing about it is that no player from this day going forward would ever have to play in more than a single Pro Bowl while at the same time the NFL players would continue to be recognized for their accomplishments. The NFL would have an event that they could televise and exploit while Hawaii would continue to get the big football weekend they always have enjoyed. Make the game something that college players want to get invited to so they can maybe impress NFL teams and coaches and then it will become a more competitive contest.
A wise man once said "...well at this point it's all been hashed out and you either see it or don't. Hoping for a win next week" - HTown2ATX