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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done



    Not a fan of an award show. Sounds exactly like the ESPY's and I don't think there any shade of lipstick out there that would pretty up that pig.

    An expansion of the skill competition is the way to go if you want fans to watch AND fork over money. I like the standard stuff they have now, but I'd also include some sort of final competition that all players can participate in, no matter their position (something like the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, etc).

    I'd also make the cash prizes significant enough to gin up player interest and have the owners dollar-for-dollar charity match whatever prize is won by their teams players. So lets say Ray Rice wins $75,000, Bisciotti would pony up the same to a charity of Rice's choosing. Gives the whole event a PR boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Not a fan of an award show. Sounds exactly like the ESPY's and I don't think there any shade of lipstick out there that would pretty up that pig.
    Agreed.




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    Billick said on mike and mike this morning that the ravens never were able to pick a WR and he thought that was the most difficult position to project. he mentioned mark clayton as a first round pikc at WR. H didn;t mention travis taylor but he should have at #10.




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    I don't know when they stopped doing it, but I remember guys like Darrell Green in a 4 man foot race against guys like a young DeAngelo Hall and Green was still beating those guys. I also remember Willie Roaf going up against other linemen.

    The winners of their positional battles got awards and they all got exposure and recognition, etc.
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  5. #20

    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    Doesn't the Pro Bowl still get good ratings. It seems like you can put any kind of American Football activity on TV and people would watch it for some reason.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJoeFlaccoShow View Post
    Just said on Mike and Mike that the Pro Bowl is about to be "suspended" and more than likely they will not play the game anymore.


    Good riddance.
    Ditto. It was an embarrassment to even call it a football game.




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    Did anyone even watch it?




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    i watched about a quater until that play were aaron rodgers was livid that no one gave any effort, then i turned off
    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Did anyone even watch it?




  9. #24

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    LOL tweet from Don Banks...

    “@ProFootballTalk: NFLPA president calls Pro Bowl an "important tradition" http://wp.me/p14QSB-2BJu”…. Read: We still want our free Hawaii trip.




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJoeFlaccoShow View Post
    Baseball is the closest one to a real game and the only one worthy of watching.
    Vs. the NFL, MLB has the advantage of being a midseason event, acting as a valued "bye week" for all non-participants. It's really only rough on pitchers who might be used on other than their work days in their rotation. You can get injured in the Pro Bowl as easily as any other game/contact drill, which is another reason to dodge it or dog it if selected.

    MLB also was wise to make their All Star Game mean something (i.e homefield advantage for one League in the W.S.). I haven't watched a minute of the Pro Bowl in years. Keep the All Conference teams/incentive clauses - lose the game. The only place it will be missed is Honolulu




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    They'll never do it but if they want to make the game intense again they should reinstitute the old college all stars vs pro bowlers system.

    The amateurs will be playing hard to put more positive tape out there predraft and the vets will want to avoid getting shown up by the younguns.


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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker: M&T Sec 527 View Post
    Vs. the NFL, MLB has the advantage of being a midseason event, acting as a valued "bye week" for all non-participants. It's really only rough on pitchers who might be used on other than their work days in their rotation. You can get injured in the Pro Bowl as easily as any other game/contact drill, which is another reason to dodge it or dog it if selected.

    MLB also was wise to make their All Star Game mean something (i.e homefield advantage for one League in the W.S.). I haven't watched a minute of the Pro Bowl in years. Keep the All Conference teams/incentive clauses - lose the game. The only place it will be missed is Honolulu
    I'm not sure even Honolulu misses it that much. Sure, there are some extra tourist dollars floating around, but the stadium always looks pretty empty.

    Now that I have been thinking about it, I think Houston's idea of a skills competition might be better to attract fan attention, than an ESPY-like awards show.
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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    I liked it when they did it after super bowl as a final football fix, with all the skills games and such. I think moving it to the bye week before the super bowl really killed it.




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    I vote for skills challenge... they were the only thing I enjoyed during the Pro Bowl week




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    Re: Mortenson - Playing Pro Bowl is pretty much done

    I think you could still do both -- skills before the Super Bowl, awards after (including awards to the skills winners).




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