There’s been talk of the NFL putting an end to the charade known as the Pro Bowl once and for all. Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested the possibility again Monday night.
“If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it,” Goodell said. “It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough.”
Good riddance is what we would say.
The NFL is apparently on board with the plan we suggested last time this came up — select a team, but don’t play the game. As we’ve said, it’s an honor to get selected to the team and let’s face it, a lot of guys have contract incentives tied to being Pro Bowlers.
But the game itself is a joke. No one plays hard and it just isn’t interesting to watch.
I haven’t watched a Pro Bowl since probably sometime in the ’90s. There’s nothing I miss about it.
It’s starting to sound like the NFL brass wouldn’t miss it either.