The Comedy All-Stars
When you think of Hawaii, you think of vacations. You think of relaxation. You think of football in late January? This Sunday, all of the nation will witness or turn off one of the worst events in sports history, the NFL’s Pro Bowl.
The current format of the Pro Bowl as we see it now started in 1971. Back then players played in this game and didn’t look for any ways out. There were no things that were off limits as well. Any and every offensive and defensive strategy was used. Fast forward to this year. The defenses cannot blitz, can only play certain coverages and the offense can only play a very plain setup. Is it just me or does that sound very boring.
The other thing that irks me about the Pro Bowl is that all these players that make it always end up asking out of the game due to an injury. So, in effect, the players the fans vote in aren’t even playing in the game. That ought to tell you right there that this game really doesn’t mean a whole lot to the players and that they would rather not be bothered. So, why should we as fans even care about it then?
The NFL should just get rid of its all-star game altogether. Its by far the worst all-star game of any of the three major sports. Players don’t tackle anyone for fear of getting hurt and basically the Pro Bowl looks like a glorified two-hand touch game where offenses go crazy on the scoreboard. The only thing that happens that I like is the endzone celebrations that the NFL doesn’t allow in the regular and post-season games. Now who wants to watch some football like that? Definitely not me. I think I would rather go to the dentist and have a couple root canals over watching the Pro Bowl. I wonder can the player’s union or the owners put getting rid of the Pro Bowl in their Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.