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 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?
For 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.