HONOLULU - JANUARY 30: Michael Vick #7 of the NFC Philadelphia Eagles passes against the American Football Conference team (AFC) during the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 30 2011 in Honolulu Hawaii. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
Great news, the game no one cares about and players don't even pretend try in will be coming back in 2013! After the future of the Pro Bowl was thrown into serious doubt this past year when Roger Goodell pondered whether the it was even worth playing.
But they have decided to bring it back and it will still be in Hawaii. Why? In short, because the players like it.
"The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii," said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson. "We will support the players on this initiative to improve the Pro Bowl. We have had many discussions with the players in recent years about the Pro Bowl and they recognize that the quality of the game has not been up to NFL standards. We look forward to working with the players toward the goal of improving the competitiveness of this season's game."
With the NFL already fighting the players on two fronts, Vilma & the bounty scandal as well the collusion case, it really doesn't make sense to fight them on something like the Pro Bowl. It may be boring and pointless, but its not hurting anyone and if the players like it, it's a small concession by the league to leave it intact.
That said, does anyone have an idea of how to maybe make it more competitive than it is?