I didn’t watch any of the Pro Bowl, just like I’ve been doing since I started following the NFL. I have no angry rants on why they should change it, primarily because I really don’t care. There’s a certain audience for halfhearted football with weird plays in a place most likely warmer than wherever you’re watching from, and I’m not part of it. Players get their money, hang out with their friends on other teams, a couple hula girls get nailed and we all end the night watching something else.
Is there a real reason to actually play the Pro Bowl besides for the NFL to make a lot of money? Do I really need to ask that question? I only wish there would be some cool specific skills competitions like the NHL or NBA have. I’d like to see how far some people can throw or kick a football with no pressure, and I’m sure that more people would invest legitimate interest in it.
The argument of the worst current major sports commissioner (out of the NBA’s David Stern, NHL’s Gary Bettman, MLB’s Bud Selig or NFL’s Roger Goodell) surfaces every once in a while when one of them does something no one likes, and right now, Goodell has to be leading the list. He’s focusing on trying to bring the game to other places with games played in England and Canada when he should be working on more important issues to keep the NFL at the level of popularity it is right now. The status of the NFL as “biggest sport in America” is in serious jeopardy if there is indeed a lockout, and this should have been something that should have gotten Goodell’s attention from the beginning. The NBA or MLB could easily take the spot away if next season never happens (sorry, NHL). Stuff better change. I’m not saying I’m an expert on any part of the CBA, but I’m just hoping this gets resolved.
Anyway, those are just some quick thoughts from me on some popular topics about the NFL right now. Obviously, once the Super Bowl is done, things will slow down here a bit. I’ll be focusing more on writing at other places and stuff at college. I’ll try my best to get a few posts per week for all of you, though. Thanks for following me through this very entertaining and fun season (even with all the supposed parity), and I’ll make sure to try and keep feeding your hunger for entertaining football-related stories and opinions.