The NFL is keeping the Pro Bowl, the league and players association announced on Wednesday.
And its partly your fault, because you watch it.
In its announcement, the NFL said 12.5 million people watched the Pro Bowl last season. Why?
The NFLs statement acknowledged how awful the game has been.
We have had many discussions with the players in recent years about the Pro Bowl, and they recognize that the quality of the game has not been up to NFL standards, said Ray Anderson, the NFLs executive vice president of football operations.
If Albert Haynesworth pulled his lying-on-the-field routine in a Pro Bowl, no one would even notice.
The basic problem with the Pro Bowl is the same problem with the other professional all-star games that stink no defense (plus, add the NFLers caution against injury). Might as well ditch the NBA and NHL all-star games, too. Baseballs all-star game was the first and remains the only one worth your time.
In his statement, Anderson also said: The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. In other words, they would like to continue to have a trip to Hawaii.
Pick Pro Bowl rosters. Give the players a free trip to Hawaii. Just dont play the game.