NFL Pro Bowl Will Now Be Fantasy Football Style Draft
The National Football League just does not want to get rid of the Pro Bowl. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the postseason all star game will do away with the AFC versus NFC format. Instead, they will adopt a fantasy football style draft to pick the teams.
Personally, I think this idea is idiotic and the NFL’s last act of desperation to save the game. I have never liked the Pro Bowl anyway, since it takes place after the season, is always missing players from the two Super Bowl teams, and features no hard hits or real tackling. I don’t believe making Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice the two team captains, drafting players like a Fantasy Football League, and getting rid of kickoffs will change anything. In fact, I still expect the NFL to do away with the Pro Bowl in the next few years.