The Pro Bowl...Who cares?

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Dread-Head, Jan 26, 2011.

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Will you watch the Pro Bowl?

  1. Dread? Has the weight of those dreadlocks affected your brain? Hell no.

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  2. Yes...it's as American as apple pie. Iesvs would watch the Pro Bowl!

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  3. Bwahahaha ha haaaaa! Oh my god. You were SERIOUS! OF COURSE NOT!

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  4. Of course I'll watch...it is the perfect prelude the Superbowl.

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  5. The Pro what?

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  6. (burrrp) Sure...what the hell.

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  1. Dread-Head

    Dread-Head Hall of Fame

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    Okay...for the bulk of it's existence, the Pro Bowl was just an excuse to fly the best players in the NFL to Hawaii for a week to play an exibition game and the league got a huge tax write off. It occurred the week after the Superbowl and 12 people who weren't related to those selected actually watched it. Commissioner Goddell (whom I think is a nidiot not worthy to SAY the name of the Late Great Pete Roselle) moved it to the week BEFORE the Superbowl in hopes that it would increase viewership...cha...I'm still not watching it. What about you guys?
     
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  2. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    I will probably watch just to watch Foster & Leach.
     
  3. Blake

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    The pro bowl has lost its luster. It is as exciting as watching the NBA all star teams score 190 points each.

    Will watch for Foster/Leach. Once they are pulled, the TV gets changed.
     
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  5. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I'll watch about as much of it as I normally do, which is to say if I happen to be on the couch flipping channels and run across it, I'll watch a few plays before I start crying over the loss of football for the year.

    Putting the game before the SB has made the Pro Bowl a complete joke. Now you have a decent percentage of the top players bowing out because they're playing in the SB, in addition to the already high numbers of players bowing out due to injury and surgery. So we get to watch an All Star game with the 4th and 5th best QBs, the 5th and 6th best WRs, etc. We get to watch the 4th and 5th best DEs not rush the passer, while the 3rd and 4th best blitzing OLBs don't blitz. Yeah, compelling stuff.
     
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    Yep. And after a few minutes of that I'll have probably had enough. It's a useless game that risks potential injury.
     
  8. gary

    gary Hall of Fame

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    Probowls still go a long way in making the HOF.
     


  9. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    Will watch just to see a few Texans on the field again.....won't see that again for a few months...if that...thanks NFL CBA dispute!!
     
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    I usually don't watch it...but probably because I'd forget it was on when it was a week or two after the Super Bowl. Also because it's just not that good of football being played.

    But, last year and this year it's different. Being a week before the SB makes sense, but mainly I'll watch because my son digs it. Just spending some quality time with him is worth it, so it's cool in that regard.
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    At some point going forward they won't. Last year was the first year that the PB was played before the Super Bowl, and that factor alone increased the number of players "named" to the Pro Bowl team. If that continues, the voters will recognize and take into account that being named to a Pro Bowl is a lot cheaper than it once was.

    All Pro has always and will continue to matter more. Of course, you still have players who were completely dominant and named to All Decade teams that aren't in the HoF, so I pretty much go with the assumption that HoF voters are biased hacks.

    *coughDrDoomcough*
     
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    me and my buddies flew to miami last year to watch it.. well not just the pro bowl we did a bunch of things and it was one of the best vacations ive ever had... but not because of the pro bowl lol we arrived to the stadium with a nice buzz going but the $10 beers the buzz quickly went away so i had tons of fun for the first quarter lol and we left at half time to beat traffic and go drink some more lol but the best part of that pro bowl was... we left winnipeg thursday evening and connected in Minneapolis and sure enough mr adrian peterson himself came and sat 3 seats ahead of us and once we got to miami he was kind enough to talk to us for abit and take some pictures... but in the end the pro bowl was only good when schaub and aj were lighting it up and then it was supppperrrr boring
     
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    I don't get the bolded. To me, by having it the week before the superbowl, you are ensuring that the players from the top 2 teams in football who made the game, are not able to attend. I realize that the top tier players often opt out, but I really can't see how guaranteeing their absence makes the game better.

    But, meh. I will only watch to see Foster and Leach, so no real big deal to me.
     
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    :lol: Excuses? I don't need no stinkin' excuses! :shots:
     
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    I'll be watching to see our, not only Pro-Bowl, but also "All-Pro" backfield (and of course AJ, as well) representin'!!!
     
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    Did AJ even make the trip? I know he won't play, but did he even travel?
     
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    Eh, I like it. I loved DeMeco's first trip. First play of the game he tipped a pass away. Second he intercepted. OD being a TD machine. Schaub being put back in the game to go win it. Quite the compliment there as the coach said the game plan was to put Schaub back in if needed to win the game. I'll watch it this year too to see Leach pound some pro-bowl LB to spring Foster.

    Really glad to see unsung hero Leach make it. Y'all voted for him as did the players and coaches. Might as well watch his time in the sun.
     
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    To me, the season is over when the Super Bowl clock is at 0:00. It's been that way for me much of my life, so I'm just not looking for football after the big game is over.

    I understand where you're coming from, but in the end, the Pro Bowl is never good football. It's an exhibition game, at best. I always liked it as a kid because it was colorful with all the players wearing their team's helmets. But as I got older and a more serious football fan, I found the game to be boring and stopped watching for decades. Even with the Super Bowl teams having players in it, it's still not great football, so it doesn't matter much to me if they play or not.

    Being a week before the Super Bowl, IMO, makes a lot more sense. We are right in the middle of the championship frenzy, football is still being talked about, the season still alive and buzzing. And since this is the first weekend since August that is empty, seeing the Pro Bowl kinda' fills a void for some.

    So I don't disagree with you, but as an exhibition game, it doesn't make much of a difference if a handful of players are not in it. JMO
     
  20. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yeah, but who wouldn't have? Norv had Schaub, VY and Garrard to choose from.

    But I agree, it was fun watching Schaub and AJ put on a clinic. Personally, I think Schaub deserved the spot in front of Cassel this year. Cassel? Seriously?

    I will probably watch just to see my boy Leach crack some heads a bit
     

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