The Pro Bowl was on this weekend, duh! They got an 8.7 rating which was great considering that it was flooded with replacement players, some which had no business playing in the game, and it was going up against the Grammy Awards. The Pro Bowl is hated by many and liked by a few. I like it, I love to see the best go up against the best, even though we didn't quite get that this year. It was still a good game and a sellout of 70k plus.
I don't know why people who watch the game expect to see lights out football in an all-star game where people could get hurt. Just chill out and watch the athletes do their thing. DeSean Jackson really showed out. Matt Schaub, a replacement player, won the MVP awards. My only complaint from the game was that Norv Turner didn't let Chad OchoCinco kick. It's the Pro Bowl, come on dogg!
I enjoy watching the Pro Bowl as much as the next man. Well the next man that enjoys it of course. But the game that is supposed to entertain the fans is not doing what it was conceived to do. It’s actually frustrating them on top of boring them. It’s also annoying the players as well, who really don’t want to play in the game. So I’ve come up with 12 ways to improve the Pro Bowl for the fans and the players.
15. We could go back to the old school days of the Super Bowl winning team playing the Senior Bowl participants
14. Pay the players more money for playing in the game.
13. If anyone gets hurt, they will be paid their full salary for the next season, plus a $1 million dollar bonus
12. Have a defense/offense swap for a quarter. I’d pay to see Champ Bailey play wide receiver, heck with the way Adrian Peterson runs, I bet he’d make a great free safety. You know Troy Polamalu can tote the rock too.
11. The losing team has to run gasers (wind sprints) in order to keep their participation money
10. The losing team is subject to rookie hazing in the middle of the field for all the fans to watch immediately after the game
9. Not fully sure how this would work out, but the conference that wins gets an extra home game next season
8. The winning team or MVP of the game get to change a rule for the next season
7. The MVP of the game gets a large amount of money donated to his favorite charity (tax deductions baby)
6. Maybe ditch the coaches and let the players coach
5. Instead of a boring performer at Halftime, turn the Halftime show into a mini-skills competition. Imagine Chris Johnson racing Ted Ginn Jr. or DeSean Jackson for all the marbles. Or even a rocket launcher contest between Ben Roethlisberger and JaMarcus Russell.
4. We could make the game shorter – people are likely to enjoy it more if they know it’s not going to last long.
3. The MVP get’s an endorsement deal with a major company for the next season
2. Keep the game after the Super Bowl and never move it again!
1. Keep the game in Hawaii and never move it every again!
That's all I got,
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