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Old 01-20-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

how idiotic are these ?

1st:/ If the pro bowl is a week before the Super Bowl, then I take it that none of the Super Bowl teams will have their pro Bowl players in the game. ? it might pee-off some fans but who cares.
why don't they just play Pro-bowl 2-weeks AFTER the Superbowl, who freekin' cares anyway -like duh!

2nd thing is, I've always felt that playing the SuperBowl 2 weeks after the final afc/nfc conference championship is idiotc, except for the media clowns coming out of the woodwork.
Personally, 2 weeks is too long, players get too relaxed and end up too nervous with all the media-built hype.

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

Even with the move I still wouldn't waste five minutes with the Pro Bowl.

It's a popularity contest. Until they dump the fan voting and players get in on sheer body of season work, it's a waste.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

They moved it to the week before the SB to try and get more viewers for it. The NFL is tired of losing money on that game.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

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They moved it to the week before the SB to try and get more viewers for it. The NFL is tired of losing money on that game.
Yea thats also why it is no longer in Hawaii....they are trying to get more people to go from the mainland.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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Even with the move I still wouldn't waste five minutes with the Pro Bowl.

It's a popularity contest. Until they dump the fan voting and players get in on sheer body of season work, it's a waste.
You do know fan voting is only one 3rd of the final vote? so all the votes for one person is compounded down into a 33.33% of votes for one player. So if the Players and Coaches don't vote for so player, its impossible to get that player in.
Troy Polamalu was still leading the league in Fan votes at the end of the season, but the coaches and players obviously didn't vote for him because he was injured, causing him not to make it :P
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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They moved it to the week before the SB to try and get more viewers for it. The NFL is tired of losing money on that game.
To get more viewers because the sunday between the conference championship and the superbowl has no football game, just interviews and talk of the superbowl, and fans get restless that they can't see a real football game :P
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Default Re: Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

That's one of the big drawbacks to a sport in which an all-star type game can't be played halfway through the season due to injury concerns. I don't know what it's going to take to get more people to watch and bring in more money, but this particular situation may or may not be the answer. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens with ratings and revenue this year.
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I don't agree with them moving it a week before the Super Bowl and moving it away from Hawaii. I mean, I can understand why they did it, but still, it's not really about the fans, it's about the players. It's an honor for them. If I was a player, I'd rather play in Hawaii for a game and relax there instead of doing it in Miami. You can play in Miami whenever, but how often does someone get to play in Hawaii?
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Default Re: Pro Bowl before Superbowl ?

And, surprise, surprise - - I just read that Brady isn't going to play because of his sore finger and sore rib!!!! So the Texans QB - (can't think of his name and too lazy to look it up) is taking his place.... Sheesh!!!!
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the pro bowl is meaning less...I want someone to make it more meaningful like something to watch for. Players are only playing 50% and now before superbowl how many players will actually play. The vikings have 10 players in the pro bowl and if they go to the superbowl, how many of those players will be giving there all.
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