Pro Bowl

Discussion in 'Sports' started by OuttaMyWay, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. OuttaMyWay

    OuttaMyWay I shook his hand!!!!1!!

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    Shit idea. Always has been.

    I got to see a few when I was a kid because a guy at my dad's work who had season tickets to the Rams would give away his (included in the package) unwanted Pro Bowl tickets. The stadium was always half empty.
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  2. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    :fpalm I always watch it. :fpalm
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  3. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    I have no interest in it. Nobody playing gives a fuck about it and half the people that make it dont even go. They need to axe it.
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    :nod


    I don't think I've ever watched more than 10 minutes (real time not football time) of one.
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  5. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    I see that, but taken in the moment it is intended, it is fun to watch them cut loose a little and play a sandlot game.

    It is not that well followed and they keep threatening not to do it, but they keep doing it. If they do away with it, what about those contract incentives? There would be some unhappy campers......
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  6. Geoff

    Geoff Long timer

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    The pro bowl is like watching players doing light tackle drills in training camp. No thanks.
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  7. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    I try to watch it but quickly lose interest, it is too much of an after- thought. The players aren't going to risk injury in a meaningless game. I don't know why they even show the game unless it brings in the T.V. ratings? :dunno
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  8. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Like the NHL All Star game.

    Nobody wants to have or cause an injury.

    Half-hearted play and some fooling around.
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  9. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    They should just do a production of "West Side Story".
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  10. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Being a Hawaii resident the best thing I see in it is the players visiting local schools and involved in the community, it's good in that respect because we don't get that like their home cities do. Some local people go religiously, again because its their only chance to see the players.

    OTOH, I've never watched it or will.

    Now that 70s show that NBC(?) created pitting the NFL "All Stars" against the MLB "All Stars" was way different, we got super good deals on the Kawasaki Jetskis they used one year when it was over one year. :clap:clap:clap Come to think of it, I never watched that either, the skis we learned about from a friend that did water safety for the filming.
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  11. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    Just heard that 9 San Fran players declined to go. 2 of them had injuries though so lets call it an even 7. I think the format needs changed somehow, but I don't have any answers.
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  12. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Instead of stuffing around with 25K which is probably peanuts for them, the game should be at leash 100K for the winners and nothing but expenses for the losers. It might be interesting then

    Ed
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  13. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I think that replacing the football players with nfl cheerleaders would possibly be watchable, but the current format sure isn't.

    Skin to win...:clap
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  14. racermx66

    racermx66 Suzuki

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    They should make it an honorary game. No actual game, just a status thing.
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  15. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    Great idea, and to go along with the concept each nominated player would receive a $25,000 donation made to their high school for education not sports if they showed up to present the cheque.

    The schools of the players would have to submit in advance what the 25 K would be used for so no surprises after the fact.
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  16. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    What? Go back to your regularly scheduled reality show.
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  17. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    36 minutes to kick- off.......
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  18. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    I love Football but I can't remember ever watching a Probowl.

    Next Sunday I WILL be watching football.
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  19. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    They already do that with "All Pro", don't they?
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  20. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    I think the only format an All Star game works is in a non-contact sport.

    NHL holds a mid-season no defense laugher.

    NFL holds an end season no defense irrelevant game that even the players don't want to play, in a state that doesn't have a pro team.

    NBA has a mid-season offensively minded showcase game that the fans like and the players want to be in.

    MLB has its' game mid-season, the winning league gets home field for the championship.
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