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NFL switches to Fantasy Football type Pro Bowl

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Huh?

Yep that’s right. Gone is the old AFC vs. NFC matchup. Enter a fantasy draft format, captained by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders (I don’t get that part).

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the change has now officially been made, and it will be used for the first time in early 2014.
Schefter also reports that Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as draft captains for the two teams. This meshes with our recent item regarding a fan survey that explained the teams would be chosen by two retired players, the player getting the most Pro Bowl fan votes on offense, the player getting the most Pro Bowl fan votes on defense, and the two fans getting the highest score in NFL.com fantasy football.

I applaud the NFL for doing groundbreaking things to keep fans excited and into the game, unlike MLB. I don’t know how serious we should take this change though. I mean, it’s the All Star game of a rough sport. In this day and age, dudes aren’t going to risk injury just for a one game where they get a nice sized game check. As long as they don’t make it a flag football game, I’m good.

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Chris Mortensen reports on the potential end of the Pro Bowl

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported this morning that the league is looking to end the annual trip to Hawaii for football players, also know as the NFL Pro Bowl.

Sources say that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has previously voiced his displeasure with the lack of competitiveness in recent Pro Bowl games, is strongly considering suspending this year’s game, sources say.

Beyond 2013, another league source believes the Pro Bowl is “DOA (dead on arrival).”

 

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I understand that the game can be boring and the guys aren’t playing at full speed. The players have a fine balance as to play good enough not get hurt, yet be entertaining enough for the fans at the game and at home watching on tv.

The game is violent, and despite Roger Goodell’s quest to make it safer, there’s not a slow gear to the sport. It’s either all out or not at all.

Whatever the NFL decides there will be people that will and won’t be happy. Maybe they create some sort of fan friendly interactive event with the players for a weekend.

Stay tuned…

R.I.P.

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Pro Bowl ratings show Fans still interested

The event- NFL Pro Bowl 2012.

The location- Hawaii.

The outcome- AFC 59 NFC 41.

The ratings- 12.5 million?

Wasn’t the growing sentiment that no one cared about this game? Apparently that’s not the status quo. This is the NFL after all, and they could have a skills challenge in the middle of the NBA Finals and it would still get a huge draw.

 

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Brandon Marshall win Pro Bowl MVP; Sends message w/ QB talk

I literally forgot that Brandon Marshall made the Pro Bowl squad for the AFC. It’s only because the Dolphins had yet another sub par year that I would forget a little nugget like that.  Read the rest of this entry »

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NFL To Allow Tweeting During Pro Bowl

Players will be able to tweet during the Pro Bowl in Hawaii

Who said that tweeting gets athlete’s in trouble? Not this time. Not during the Pro Bowl anyway. But I have a feeling that someone will find a way to mess this up.

For the first time (and hopefully not the last) the NFL is relaxing their social network rules on Tweeting and Facebook during official games and will allow players to tweet and update their status at the Pro Bowl.

There will be computers set up on the sideline and players will be able to get their social network on during timeouts, commercial breaks and when their defense or offense is on the field.

“This is an innovative way to further engage our fans who have an insatiable appetite for football,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “NFL players have been very active on social media and enjoying talking to fans. The nature of the Pro Bowl enables us to have players tweet during the game.”

I just hope that players remember to log out, or else they will have another player all in their DM’s.

Is this a good idea and are you tweeting?

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