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3 Things That Would Bring More Viewers Than the Pro Bowl

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The Pro Bowl is on this weekend….. (chirping)……

Exactly. Who cares?

Despite nearly every person I talk to saying that they do not care about the Pro Bowl, the NFL said “12.3 million viewers” tuned in to watch. In fact, it was the most-watched Pro Bowl in ten years.

I can’t believe it. Were people watching the entire game? Was there really nothing else on? No Top Chef? No Murder, She Wrote?

Personally, I don’t really watch the Pro Bowl. Not watch it, like a regular game, type thing. I might tune in to see a play, shrug, and turn it off. I think the Pro Bowl is important as far as the popularity contest aspect. It’s nice to get riled up when a favorite player doesn’t make it in. It’s good recognition for those that do. But watch the actual game? No way. In fact, here are three things I think would gather more viewers than the Pro Bowl game.

The NFL Has Talent anyone? >>

Larry Fitzgerald Owns the Pro Bowl

The NFL Pro Bowl was last night — here are some ideas how to improve it — and considering all the love the regular season gets, it has to be one of the more underappreciated All Star events in pro sports. Consider this: the regular season of baseball, and basketball for that matter, is nowhere near as interesting as the NFL’s regular season — at least the sports-watching public — but the All Star games from the NBA and MLB are immensely more popular than the All Star game for the country’s most popular sport. Odd. Nevertheless, the Pro Bowl was indeed played last night and what did we learn?

Larry Fitzgerald confirmed his best receiver in the league status — the game’s MVP — althought his running mate, Anquan Boldin, apparently wants to play with Clinton Portis next season. That’s too bad for Arizona fans, because when you consider the level Fitzgerald is on, the pairing of him and Boldin would continue to give the Arizona Cardinals an unstoppable force at wide receiver.

Oh well. Let’s all go get paid instead!!!

H/t to YBB for the find.

Oh Yeah, The Pro Bowl Was Last Night

The NFL held their All-Star festivities in Honolulu yesterday and for some reason, I’m reminded of the “tree falling in the forest” metaphor. Is it still considered an NFL game if no one watches?

Viewers or no didn’t stop no-longer-a-rookie Adrian Peterson from winning MVP honors as he led the NFC to victory over the AFC by the score of 42-30. Over at Deadspin, they have a great write-up about the NFL’s answer to the NBA’s All-Star weekend, however, I don’t think the NFL manages to pull it off with the same fanfare… maybe they could have a dunk contest using the field goal uprights.

More Pro Bowl goodness after the jump ››

Pro Bowl Is Still On

Pro Bowl LogoFor those of you lamenting the end of the NFL season, fear not. There’s still have one more game for you to check out: The NFL Pro Bowl. The NFL’s annual All-Star game again takes place again in Hawaii this upcoming Sunday.

In case you are wondering who got voted into the game, check out the NFC and the AFC rosters.