Pro Bowl Possibly Cancelled

May 1st, 2012 by

Remembers this year’s Pro Bowl?  Remember all those awesome highlights from your favorite players?  Of course you don’t, because no one watches the Pro Bowl, and we here at your Chevrolet Dealer Cincinnati want to tell you, the league is finally taking notice.

The next Pro Bowl is slated for February 3, 2012, but the league is yet to declare where it will be played because officially, it only has tentative status.  Sources inside the NFL claim the Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, is tired of the lackluster performances being turned in by the big names every year.  He’s strongly considering cancelling this year’s game altogether and other league sources claim that future Pro Bowls will more than likely not exist at all.

This is not really a big surprise.  In fact, many people say that this has been a long time coming.  The Pro Bowl is simply a boring game.  Sure, it has some of the best players in the league, but they aren’t really trying and honestly, who can blame them?  What sense does it make to risk your career in a game that is ultimately without meaning?  People claim they want to see more actual play in the annual game but the second one of their favorite players gets injured they’ll be changing their tune.

What is important, and what the league is looking to keep, is the voting process.  Players still get to have the prestige of being selected to play in the “game” and would even still receive the same bonuses for being selected.  No one is bored by the half-hearted pantomime on the field and everyone still gets to root for their favorite players being honored.  This is the best case scenario until the NFL finds their own variant on the Homerun Derby.