I've always thought it would be fun to play the pro bowl as a five-on-five flag football game, maybe where each player can play for only one quarter, and with the quarters set up so that people are playing against people of comparable skills. Who wouldn't watch the pro bowl if the fourth quarter were just offensive linemen vs. offensive linemen, battling each other for jump balls on interminable post routes? I realize that whatshisname from New England ended his career on a blown knee in a beach flag-football game before the pro bowl, but it seems to me that that's just a freak accident. If you take the hits out of the game and give every player the chance to score a TD, I think that they'd be competitive about it and it would all be in good fun.
The guys that own Ninja Warrior need a cash infusion. Maybe if we gave TBS the broadcast rights they'd let us ship the pro-bowlers over to Mt Midoriyama. I'd wager no one beats stage two, but I'd watch.
Can they replace it with a new rock n jock football instead? I'd watch that. I tried to watch the last pro bowl, but when the fans started booing as the lack of effort was so obvious, I switched over to the women's olympic qualifying soccer game. Frankly, it was a much more exciting and physical game even though the US completely overmatched the other team I can no longer remember.
How about letting them play Slamball instead?
Powderpuff game with cheerleaders?
I am glad I am not the only person whose first thought was "poor Hawaii." Mostly because my I think I am only aware of the Pro Bowl because of the film Blue Crush. And I am a football fan.
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I thought the whole point of modern sports was that defense is passé and lotsa points are good. So what's not to like?
If you're right, soccer?