Top 10 Ways to Improve the Pro Bowl
The Pro Bowl received a lot of scrutiny this year. In an attempt to raise interest in the game it was moved to the week before the Super Bowl rather than the customary week after. Also, the site was moved from Hawaii to Miami (for just this year). This date and location changes caused more players than ever to miss the game. Columnists all over condemned the game, calling it broken, a charade, a rip-off, and an embarrassing waste of time. And it's clear the players don't take the event seriously, as Nnamdi Asomugha was even on the phone while doing drills.
Despite all the negative comments about the game, both before and after, it was the highest rated Pro Bowl on television since 2000, and up 40 percent from last year’s Pro Bowl. Likely all the controversy and complaints increased interest in the game, but maybe moving the game to take place before the Super Bowl ended up helping too; which got us to thinking, what other changes could improve the Pro Bowl? Some of these ideas are more feasible than others, but assuredly all of the Top 10 Pro Bowl Improvements would make for a more exciting Pro Bowl, for both the players and the fans.