1.The players donâ€™t care about playing. If you need proof, ask Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. McKinnie was dismissed from the NFCâ€™ Pro Bowl roster after missing two practices with no excuse. McKinnie probably opted for fun nights on south beach rather than practice for a game that is insignificant.
2.The stars you want to see will not be playing. Due to injury, fatigue from their participation in the playoffs, or some players getting ready to play in the Super Bowl next week, all of the leagues premiere stars will not be on display. Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Charles Woodson are just a few of the NFL stars who will not be competing in this yearâ€™s Pro Bowl.
3.What does this game prove? Unlike in baseball where the all-star game is played for home-field advantage in the World Series, the NFL Pro Bowl is played for bragging rights at best. NFC vs. AFC. Big deal.
4.Do you remember what conference won the Pro Bowl last year? Neither do I. The Pro Bowl is not entertaining, itâ€™s rather a torturous display of football leading up to the Super Bowl.
5.There has to be something else to watch on television. Even the most devoted football fan doesnâ€™t care about the Pro Bowl. Rules state you canâ€™t blitz on defense and the use of certain formations is not allowedâ€¦ whatâ€™s the point. The game might as well be flag football.