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Old 01-31-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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New low for NFL Pro Bowl

A lot of players in the NFL have this kind of attitude, while there are others (Fletcher) who are appreciative of being selected after being overlooked for years. It's sad.

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Old 01-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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The pro-bowl has always been a joke, but like your thread title suggests, it's at an all time low. There's been at least a half dozen guys selected for the pro-bowl this year who are suddenly "injured" and can't play. Then you get another half a dozen from the Super Bowl teams who need to be replaced. Now this thing with McKinnie (Julius Peppers also missed a practice unexcused).

I mean, I'm sure these guys are happy to be named Pro-bowlers, but NO ONE gives a sh*t about playing in the game. Let's be honest, the only reason participation by selected players has been so high in the past in because the games has always been in Hawaii.

I'm going to the movies tonight with my fiancee. I have zero desire to watch the game.

Edit: I just read that 31 players originally selected will not play because of the Super Bowl and injuries. 31!!! What a joke. It's like the JV pro-bowl.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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For some odd reason, I thought the changes to have it one week before the superbowl was a good idea. I never watched it because after the superbowl, football is done for me. I wish they would open it up to make it more competitive though.
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Looks like a spot just opened up for Heyer!
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
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Do we really care? The Pro Bowl is a joke. In most cases they are trying to protect the players from getting hurt so certain plays are off limits. Certain blocks are off limits. The big supprise was when Taylor decleated the punter. Otherwise its practically two hand touch.

Where the big stink should come from is Minn. The whole team should be embarrassed cause one of their own couldn't live up to the hype.
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Perhaps the Pro Bowl should be played in the preseason or in mid-season like the MLB All-star game.
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I'm going to the movies tonight with my fiancee. I have zero desire to watch the game.
The Pro Bowl is a joke, but I watch it simply because I won't get to watch London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo play next weekend. I'll take what I can get.
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Perhaps the Pro Bowl should be played in the preseason or in mid-season like the MLB All-star game.
I don't think that ANYBODY would play in it mid-season

pre-season is kind of interesting, it skews the voting and everything though.. too many off-season changes unless you vote RIGHT before it. due to free agency, cap cuts, etc
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Someone on the radio suggested that the Pro Bowl be played the week after the super bowl, and that it should be played overseas instead of a team losing a home game.

This, in turn, would have players excited for the the pro bowl (new city, bigger buzz about the game for ex-pats overseas/football fans, etc.) I think this is a great idea. I hate teams losing a home game overseas, and this makes the pro bowl interesting. Even the best players want a free trip overseas.
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Someone on the radio suggested that the Pro Bowl be played the week after the super bowl, and that it should be played overseas instead of a team losing a home game.

This, in turn, would have players excited for the the pro bowl (new city, bigger buzz about the game for ex-pats overseas/football fans, etc.) I think this is a great idea. I hate teams losing a home game overseas, and this makes the pro bowl interesting. Even the best players want a free trip overseas.
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The pro-bowl has always been a joke, but like your thread title suggests, it's at an all time low. There's been at least a half dozen guys selected for the pro-bowl this year who are suddenly "injured" and can't play. Then you get another half a dozen from the Super Bowl teams who need to be replaced. Now this thing with McKinnie (Julius Peppers also missed a practice unexcused).

I mean, I'm sure these guys are happy to be named Pro-bowlers, but NO ONE gives a sh*t about playing in the game. Let's be honest, the only reason participation by selected players has been so high in the past in because the games has always been in Hawaii.

I'm going to the movies tonight with my fiancee. I have zero desire to watch the game.

Edit: I just read that 31 players originally selected will not play because of the Super Bowl and injuries. 31!!! What a joke. It's like the JV pro-bowl.

Good call GM, your fiancee is a lucky woman. Could never see why folks would want to watch such a meaningless game either. The NFL should just do like the NCAA does, just name All Americans and let them meet the president or something. The honor itself is what matters. Give the players a ring. Having themelves get beat up for another 60 minutes isn't much of a reward.
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Perhaps the Pro Bowl should be played in the preseason or in mid-season like the MLB All-star game.

You might be on to something LOTUS. Have the Pro Bowl as the Hall of Fame Game.
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Someone on the radio suggested that the Pro Bowl be played the week after the super bowl, and that it should be played overseas instead of a team losing a home game.

This, in turn, would have players excited for the the pro bowl (new city, bigger buzz about the game for ex-pats overseas/football fans, etc.) I think this is a great idea. I hate teams losing a home game overseas, and this makes the pro bowl interesting. Even the best players want a free trip overseas.

Dude, they might as well just go back to Hawaii. It is overseas and is an absolute paradise. Nothing, I mean nothing compares to it!!!!! If you can't get players to go to Hawaii with their gf, wife or kids, nothing is going to motivate them to go. Europe is cold as hell in February. Africa is just a dump, along with most of Central and South America. Uruguay and Argentina are nice, but Hawaii beats them hands down. Belize is nice, but I am not sure they have a decent stadium.
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The pro-bowl has always been a joke, but like your thread title suggests, it's at an all time low. There's been at least a half dozen guys selected for the pro-bowl this year who are suddenly "injured" and can't play. Then you get another half a dozen from the Super Bowl teams who need to be replaced. Now this thing with McKinnie (Julius Peppers also missed a practice unexcused).

I mean, I'm sure these guys are happy to be named Pro-bowlers, but NO ONE gives a sh*t about playing in the game. Let's be honest, the only reason participation by selected players has been so high in the past in because the games has always been in Hawaii.

I'm going to the movies tonight with my fiancee. I have zero desire to watch the game.

Edit: I just read that 31 players originally selected will not play because of the Super Bowl and injuries. 31!!! What a joke. It's like the JV pro-bowl.
I agree. Not only is it a total joke but look at two of the AFC QB's. Vince Young and David Garrard. lol. Goddell needs to just realize that having the game during the SB week only waters it down more than it already is. Either go back to the old way or just do away w/ it all together.
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Dude, they might as well just go back to Hawaii. It is overseas and is an absolute paradise. Nothing, I mean nothing compares to it!!!!! If you can't get players to go to Hawaii with their gf, wife or kids, nothing is going to motivate them to go. Europe is cold as hell in February. Africa is just a dump, along with most of Central and South America. Uruguay and Argentina are nice, but Hawaii beats them hands down. Belize is nice, but I am not sure they have a decent stadium.
Yeah going to play a game in cold rainy London or Berlin really doesn't seem like a good idea.
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