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Report: Pro Bowl to be held before the Super Bowl, beginning in 2010

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gutter, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, to be held at the Super Bowl site.


    Probably would put a bit more interest into the game ... a bit.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming they would be playing without any players from the Super Bowl participants, further weakening the talent level in the game that is already limited because so many players drop out.
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Could be worse. They could try to draw a page from other professional sports leagues and give every team a Week 9 bye week and play the Pro Bowl then...
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And without the all-expense-paid vacation in Hawaii, even more are going to skip it now.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I don't know why they even bother at this point. Why not just pick the teams, send everybody who makes it a little plaque and move on? The game usually sucks and players don't really want to take a chance on getting hurt.

    I'm a football junkie and I don't even bother watching any more.
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    It might not be enough to save the pro-bowl, but it's a great idea, even without the SB players. Players will come because everyone wants an excuse to be a big shot during SB week.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I'd much prefer to have the college title game held at the same stadium as the Super Bowl, in the week prior. Who cares about the Pro Bowl?
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This Goddell Idea will fail.
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    They changed the Chicago Charities College All-Star Game? What?
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It actually makes a lot of sense. Gives people something to talk about in the weeks in between the championship games and the Super Bowl, gets a lot of players to the Super Bowl site and might give them a few more opportunities to be paid to attend corporate gigs, the Super Bowl participants largely begged off the Pro Bowl anyway.
    Maybe they can make it so the winning Pro Bowl conference determines which is the "home" team in the Super Bowl.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The NFL's thinking on the Pro Bowl changed when Goddell took over. His point was, "If the Super Bowl is the culmination of our season, why are we playing another game a week later?"
  12. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Adding another month off between games would make for some quality football.
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