How Can We Fix the Pro Bowl?

How Can We Fix the Pro Bowl?

Let's fix the Pro Bowl. As currently constructed, it's a colossal waste of time that only vaguely resembles football, like somebody multiplied the XFL by negative one. Most NFL fans will tell you that they don't care about the game, but it did a 7.0 rating last year, so somebody's watching it. Imagine what the rating would be for a remotely entertaining product.

Get rid of it, you say? Not likely to happen. Players around the league have Pro Bowl incentives built into their contracts, and the NFL sells the television rights to the Pro Bowl as part of their TV package. That 7.0 rating and the NFL brand still draws advertisers, so the Pro Bowl isn't going anywhere for a while. We've come up with a few ways to improve it, and we've got a couple more ideas that could serve as eventual replacements for this stupid game.

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