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#1 TheBackupQB

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Get rid of the AFC vs NFC

Create a Team A and B Format ...

Then Do a lottery type selection ..qb's, rb, wr, db, lb ect....

So each team would be mixed and matched with star players in the league ...

Tom Brady could end up throw to Calvin johnson .... Tillman matched up against Brandon Marshall .... Ect ....

That would be fun to watch...

#2 Donald Duck

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Make it interesting by making the prize money worth going out and possibly ending your career,

The reason the Nascar shootout is successful is because there is millions of dollars up for grabs.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

View PostTheBackupQB, on 17 November 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

Get rid of the AFC vs NFC

Create a Team A and B Format ...

Then Do a lottery type selection ..qb's, rb, wr, db, lb ect....

So each team would be mixed and matched with star players in the league ...

Tom Brady could end up throw to Calvin johnson .... Tillman matched up against Brandon Marshall .... Ect ....

That would be fun to watch...

It's only interesting if they try. Why is Brady to Johnson better than Rodgers to Johnson?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Sorry, the game sucks and nothing will help either.

#5 Donald Duck

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

View PostHOUSE, on 17 November 2012 - 07:08 PM, said:

Sorry, the game sucks and nothing will help either.

It sucks because there's nothing to play for...

#6 RJ (not THAT RJ)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

The solution is simple: Randomly placed land mines

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

best way to make the joke of a game called the pro bowl is to cancel it.

Instead have some cool skills competitions during the week. Edit them down to 3 hours & broadcast it.
Hottest players wife/girlfriend contest voted on by fans would work too.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

The games just too violent....i dont see the pro bowl lasting much longer.  Its really pointless to see someone get hurt in a meaningless game!

I mean lets say the Bills had Andrew Luck, hes made the pro bowl....in the game he gets hit and his careers over! What would that do for the franchise?

The games just too violent anymore!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

Or a Hottest players wife/girlfriend contest voted on by Randomly placed land mines?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 18 November 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Or a Hottest players wife/girlfriend contest voted on by Randomly placed land mines?

See now, there's some out of the box thinking! :beer:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

View PostFig Newton, on 17 November 2012 - 07:01 PM, said:

Make it interesting by making the prize money worth going out and possibly ending your career,
So the league should spend tens of millions of extra dollars incenting players to injure each other during a meaningless exhibition?  :blink:

The pro bowl sucks because it's a stupid, pointless game in the first place.   Fans don't care because fans don't root for individual players, they root for teams (hence your NASCAR comparison is meaningless).  And if fans don't care, the game isn't going to generate any more revenue.  Thus, the league has no interest in spending any more money on it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

View Postmarauderswr80, on 18 November 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:

The games just too violent....i dont see the pro bowl lasting much longer.  Its really pointless to see someone get hurt in a meaningless game!

I mean lets say the Bills had Andrew Luck, hes made the pro bowl....in the game he gets hit and his careers over! What would that do for the franchise?

The games just too violent anymore!

Has this happened? Ever?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Its probably didnt....

But cause for concern is there in a meaningless game!

Thats all im trying to say...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Or choose the very best team and have them play a Washington-Generals type team (read Buffalo Bills) like the Globe Trotters do.

#15 zow2

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

You could do it like the NHL and have like Brady and Rodgers as team captains and "draft" whoever they want.  It's kinda' fun to watch.  Bottom line, the NHL and NBA are also meaningless all star games and have zero defense.  Why should the NFL be any different?  No one on D is gonna take that extra shot on a guy (unless it's Sean Taylor blowing up Brian Moorman).  Either accept the game like it is, or cease playing it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

forget the game.....it should simply be an Awards show....the weekend before the super bowl where the entire media is already assembled.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

View PostMr. WEO, on 18 November 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:



Has this happened? Ever?

The player for the pats that blew his knee apart playing flag football? It's definitely possible.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

View PostMr. WEO, on 18 November 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

Has this happened? Ever?

Not sure what you're getting at, that because something hasn't happened yet means it can't happen?

Regardless, Drew Brees dislocated his elbow in the 2007 Pro Bowl. It obviously didn't end his career but it's not like a career-ending or even season-ending injury is inconceivable in pro football.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

View PostTheBackupQB, on 17 November 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

Get rid of the AFC vs NFC

Create a Team A and B Format ...

Then Do a lottery type selection ..qb's, rb, wr, db, lb ect....

So each team would be mixed and matched with star players in the league ...

Tom Brady could end up throw to Calvin johnson .... Tillman matched up against Brandon Marshall .... Ect ....

That would be fun to watch...
Or they could just have the losing team executed,i wonder how that could go over. the game would be interesting to say the least

Edited by Fergonius, 18 November 2012 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 18 November 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

The player for the pats that blew his knee apart playing flag football? It's definitely possible.

That was in a stupid beach flag football game, Pro Bowl is dumb but no career ending injuries that I can remember.