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Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:27 am
Edited on: February 6, 2012 8:59 am
 
Goodell said the Pro Bowl could be eliminated. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Last Sunday's Pro Bowl was a sloppily-played joke of a game that was ripped by fans and the media. Aaron Rodgers came out and said some of his NFC teammates should be "embarrassed" by the way they played. LeSean McCoy told us that he was "one of those guys" who didn't try.

Which may explain why Roger Goodell said on Sunday morning that the NFL is "considering eliminating" the Pro Bowl.

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"I really didn't think that was the kind of football that we want to be demonstrating for our fans," Goodell said on Mike and Mike Sunday morning. "And you heard it from the fans. The fans were actively booing in the stands. They didn't like what they were seeing."

At the very least, Goodell said, something's going to change or the game will go away.

"We're either going to have to improve the quality of what we're doing in the Pro Bowl or consider other changes or even considering eliminating the game if that's the kind of quality game we're going to provide," Goodell said. "I know players love to be in Hawaii but we have to start with the quality of what we're doing.

"If the fans are responding negatively to what we're doing, we better listen. And that was my message."

Say whatever you want about Goodell (and if you're a Steelers fan, you'll probably say a lot), but the guy knows how to make the game of football more popular. If getting rid of the Pro Bowl does that, then Goodell won't hesitate to do so.

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Comments

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:48 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Thank you, Roger. One suggestion: Instead of giving Super Bowl 50 to London, givem 'em the Pro Bowl.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:37 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Watching the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet Network was more exciting.   



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:26 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

every time  Roger talks I hear Charlie Browns teacher WAH WAH WAH....insert MY sarcasm here_____________



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:06 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Put it after the super Bowl so those all-stars can make it like the good old days.  Goodell you are the one that has pussed up the leagues so its your fault the PB sucks.  Let the Defense hit somebody! 



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:44 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Get rid of the Pro Bowl, it's a bust, always has been.  You can't have it the week BEFORE the SB because all those players, still playing, won't or won't give a dam about the game fbecause they still have the SB.  Keep the Pro Bowl Team, but get the fans vote out and find the BEST players at each position and their is your team.  But no game.  Same with the MVP, how can the award always go to a QB or a RB, mostly the QB though.  Look at Breese, again the year he had, just like a few years ago and he doesn't win it, but he gets Offensive Player of the Year, like dating the Prom Queen Runner Up.  AR won the award at mid season, CBS and ESPN almost gave it to him at week eight.  Not a Saints fan but, two 5000+ seasons and nothing, just ain't right.



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:37 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Roger,
While you are at it, spend some time looking at the officiating during the games. It was really poor this year!



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:14 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

CANCEL



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:59 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl

Axe Goodell instead!



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:35 am
 

Back before there was money.........

A bunch of college all-stars would take on the defending nfl chmps. of course, with the threat of injury, nneof this would evry take place today---but, it got me thinking, if the nfl players had a REAL chance of being embarrassed, they might actually try. seriously, i love and watch all sports---but i havn't seen the pro bowl for 20 years. its a complete joke.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:24 am
 

Goodell: NFL 'considering eliminating' Pro Bowl



I nevr watch it and don't think I wuld if they changed the format.


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