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NFL Eliminating The Pro Bowl?

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The NFL and the NFLPA are mulling a cancelation of this season’s Pro Bowl, and indefinitely canceling the game all together.

Is this a good idea? As awful as the play is, millions of fans still tune in. Even though ratings dropped by 8% for last year’s NFL All-Star “game”, its still drew the highest-rated sports program ratings of the weekend.

Earlier today, NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth tweeted: ”The Pro Bowl is an important tradition we are in talks with the league to improve and preserve the game for our players and fans.”

Last week, NFL spokesman and counsel Jeff Pash openly questioned the bleak future of the Pro Bowl.

”We understand what contributes to the low quality of the game. It does not mean very much either financially or competitively,” explained Pash. “Players are reluctant to participate in a way that they could be injured. It’s not going to ever look like a playoff game, but it needs to improve so fans don’t say, ‘I feel bad watching it.”’

Fans still don’t feel bad enough to change the channel, which may keep the deplorable Pro Bowl breathing.

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