Found February 09, 2012 on Football Nation:
The lack of intensity displayed during the most recent Pro Bowl has recently invited the ire of NFL fans, players and officials alike. Players were even booed by fans attending the game for their perceived lack of effort. And earlier this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell added his voice to the cacophony of criticisms directed at the event.   Last Sunday, during “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio, Goodell said the league needs to make some critical changes to the Pro Bowl. “We’re either going to have to improve the quality of what we’re doing in the Pro Bowl,” he said, “or consider other changes or even considering eliminating the game if that’s the kind of quality game we’re going to provide.”   Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers also has been a vocal critic of this year’s game. “I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn’t want to play or when they were in there didn’t put any effort into it,” Rodgers said in an interview on ESPN radio. “I’v

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NFL has no plans for Canadian Franchise

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