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The NFL announced this past week that there will be a Pro Bowl in 2013 after speculation that Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to get rid of the All-Star event.   Goodell expressed concerns about the level of competition after this year’s embarrassing display. In case you missed it, here’s pretty much what happened: defensive linemen rose up out of their stances and watched as the quarterback chucked up 70-yard bombs to seemingly uncovered receivers. No one got hit, no one played defense, and the game, as ESPN’s James Walker put it, “turned into a glorified flag football game.” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the NFC players “embarrassed” themselves by their obvious lack of effort and many fans and members of the media called it the worst All-Star game ever played. All of the negativity surrounding the event resulted in Goodell threatening to cancel the game altogether, but the NFLPA and the league agreed to bring the game back on Wednesday after the pl...
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