Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Pro Bowl, WHY?!!
The Pro Bowl is an event where both conferences invite their elite players from various teams to play each other in Hawaii. The game's outcome has no bearing on anything relevant (aside from injuring more players right before the Superbowl). Essentially, the Pro Bowl is a big NFL picnic in Hawaii that is broadcast to the general public who doesn't really care.
Let's face it, there's little incentive for the players to 'give it there all' in this event aside from a Pro Bowl MVP award (I equate this to my perfect attendance award in high school. No, I didn't receive any kind of scholarship, but I did get a free sundae at the local ice cream parlor. Still makes me angry, but that's for another blog).
I'm sure the NFL enjoys itself on this big televised vacation in Hawaii. Amy Winehouse enjoys boozing until she has to go to rehab (or prison), but that doesn't mean I have to watch it, especially when I've heard enough about it in the form of song.
Could there possibly be a better replacement for the broadcast of the Pro Bowl? Undisclosed sources* suggest a breakthrough solution: Have the worst AFC team play against the worst NFC team for the glory of a first round draft pick. Now there's an event that people can believe in, not to mention it could potentially boost the Vegas economic index. Imagine, two teams scrapping for the chance to recruit a hero who'll save them next season! This could also help promote smaller market teams while benefiting the franchise as a whole.
Would it be called the 'Stupor Bowl'? Perhaps the 'Empty Bowl'? Would it also be held in Hawaii? I don't know, the point is, many people enjoy watching NFL events so why spoil it with something as trivial as the Pro Bowl? Oh yeah, don't get comfy over there NBA, you and other organizations with your All-Star games and the like are just as guilty.
*Undisclosed sources: a term used by FOX News to explain that their information is complete bullshit