The life of the Pro Bowl was determined last night by the players. The league will determine by April whether or not it will be at the end of next years season. So how well did the players do? The NFC crushed the AFC 62-35. The AFC did score late but it was all for not as the game was already lost.
Jeff Saturday, current C for the Packers and long time Colts C, is retiring this year and played on both sides. He snapped the ball to Peyton Manning for the last time and also snapped to his brother Eli for the NFC who he went representing.
Did the players take it seriously? With J.J. Watt lining up as a wide receiver, I have to say no. The score was not even close, but there times when the players were trying. There was pass interference call on Champ Baily in the second quarter, which was the first flag of the game.
What does the future hold for the Pro Bowl? If they do nothing for it and decide to keep it and hope the players will try every time, I don’t think it will last for more than a couple more years at most. If they make changes and really put some effort into it, then it could be a great ending to the year next to the Super Bowl.