Would it Matter to You if the NFL Did Away With the Pro Bowl?
The 2013 Pro Bowl is still on. But if players don’t show a new level of competition and prove to NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, the game is still worth playing and still worth watching for fans then it will be a thing of the past come 2014.
On Monday’s edition of Sirius XM’s “Town Hall with Roger Goodell,” the commissioner said it has been on his mind for a while now to give the game the axe.
“The players asked if they could take another crack at it to try to work to get the game more competitive,” Goodell said. “Obviously, I support that. But if we can’t accomplish that kind of standard, I’m inclined not to play it any more.”
The 33rd Pro Bowl will take place January 27, 2013, in Hawaii at Aloha Stadium.
The president of the NFL Players’ Association says it is an important tradition that honors the achievements of those NFL players on the field.
The state of Hawaii sees it as more than just a annual game, but an opportunity and excitement for their state.
According to ESPN.com, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle said he looks forward to the event each year.
“There is electricity in the air when the Pro Bowl is approaching and the festive atmosphere continues even after the game as people stay here to enjoy our beautiful island home. The Pro Bowl has long had the support of the city and county of Honolulu.”
What do you think? Would you miss it if it came down to the chopping block or would you even notice? As far a upping the level of competition — how can this be achieved?