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#1 Just Jack

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:34 PM

http://www.nfl.com/p...ges-to-pro-bowl

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The game also could be moving. The NFL official said the league will have an announcement in the coming days about future locations for the game, and it's possible it could move from Hawaii and rotate to different sites. The source said the NFL is considering breaking up the compensation structure for the game by halves, or even by quarters, in order to ratchet up the in-game intensity. The league also is considering adding two-minute warnings to end of the first and third quarters, to produce games within the game to create tangible rewards in making every play more important. Rewards for big plays also are a possibility. The "draft" concept -- which the NHL once used in its all-star game -- is "not a done deal," according to the source, but it's closer to being implemented than the other elements. The league is considering having captains select teams and is working on the mechanics of the proposed change, which would include the timing of the draft, the opportunity to televise the draft, uniforms, team names and rules. The league has a working group that will deal with those details later this week, after the meetings in Phoenix are over.


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#2 eball

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:34 PM

Just give the players a Hawaii vacation and spare us.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

The pro-bowl should be abolished.  It's garbage and always been garbage.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

View Posteball, on 21 May 2013 - 01:34 PM, said:

Just give the players a Hawaii vacation and spare us.

seriously

#5 The Big Cat

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

Turd? Check.
Polish rag? Check.
Polish? Check.

Okay, let's do this.

#6 Buftex

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

Why don't they move the Pro Bowl to May...the Sunday of draft weekend? :lol:

#7 Mango

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

Just brin back the skills competition for positions and skill. Those where always more entertaining than the game themselves.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

View PostBuftex, on 21 May 2013 - 01:51 PM, said:

Why don't they move the Pro Bowl to May...the Sunday of draft weekend? :lol:
haha..people would be hungry for any football. Even if it was the Pro Bowl. Too bad none of the players in shape.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

Bring back the beach flag football game :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

The pro bowl should be changed to a huge Madden football type game where each player controls a digitized likeness of himself

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostJohnny Hammersticks, on 21 May 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Bring back the beach flag football game :thumbsup:
I was Hoping they'd replace it with the Lingere Bowl. :w00t:

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

They should simply turn it into an oscar type gala event and be done with it.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

how about all the pro bowl players participate in a steel cage elimination match. that would be a heck of a lot more interesting!

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

The only change that makes sense is to kill it once and for all.

Of course, i'd miss all the entertaining "how to fix the pro bowl" threads during Super Bowl week.   :rolleyes:

Edited by KD in CT, 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Make it like the old Superstars show; weightlifting, obstacle courses, sprints, and outrigger canoe races in the ocean.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

The Pro Bowl was never a must watch game anyways. Bring on a competition course and maybe I'll watch.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

View PostPastaJoe, on 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM, said:

Make it like the old Superstars show; weightlifting, obstacle courses, sprints, and outrigger canoe races in the ocean.

This is the reason I miss the days when athletes (and celebrities in general) made modest salaries.   They went on shows like Superstars (or game shows like $25,000 Pyramid) to win the cash because that $10K was real money.   There's just no possible way you could ever motivate guys to go all out in that kind of competition (or the Pro Bowl) any longer.

Edited by KD in CT, 21 May 2013 - 03:11 PM.


#18 Phil Hansen Forever

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

The Pro Bowl is like comparing mini-golf to the Masters.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

Such a waste. Nobody watches the Pro Bowl. Nobody actually plays in the Pro Bowl. And nobody cares about the Pro Bowl. The only reason why the players even go is because its a trip to Hawaii.

Like someone else said, just give them a trip to Hawaii and call it a day.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

Moving it to just before the Superbowl was a joke, guaranteeing any players on the Superbowl teams will sit out, and, yeah, when you basically have to bribe players to put on a good show, you might as well forget the whole thing.