Jan 26, 2013, Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of palm trees at Waikiki Beach during the 2013 Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Final year for the Pro Bowl?

What does this mean for football.  The winner getting home field advantage is kinda pointless unless the Superbowl is being held in your stadium.  Either way, win or lose in this situation you are still at home.  Moving to a fantasy draft might add some excitement but you always have the playing favorites.

John Madden called out the league and the Pro Bowl in stating that if things don’t change this will be the final Pro Bowl. He also stated…

“And having said that, I think everyone knows that,” Madden said. “I know all the players know it. So, as they were told last night, we’re not only playing this for ourselves and right now, we’re playing it for all the future players.”

Peyton Manning chimed in as well…

“The past two years, the play in this game has been unacceptable,” Manning said. “If it was a walkthrough, your coach would say it was a bad walkthrough. And that’s why (the league) could try to cancel this game.”

If things don’t change then this could be the last year for the Pro Bowl.  Something needs to be added to provide some sort of incentive to push the players to make it a game enjoyable to watch.  For one I think that that Skills Challenge needs to be brought back.  That was really the only enjoyable thing to watch during Pro Bowl Weekend.

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