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Pro Bowl Weekend: Revamping the NFL’s All-Star Festivities

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

BY MICHAEL CAHILL

In recent years, the NFL has had trouble attracting attention to the Pro Bowl. In 2010, the league moved it from after the Super Bowl to the weekend between the Super Bowl and the Conference championships. While this move does attempt to bring more relevancy to the game by sandwiching it between the two highest watched NFL weekends, it still garners lower ratings than most regular season games. The NFL also moved to a “draft” system this year, much like the NHL and the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge. While the issue of star players not wanting to injure themselves is an inherent flaw of the Pro Bowl, the NFL can change the format of Pro Bowl weekend to at least make it viable (Roger Goodell reportedly was very close to cancelling the Pro Bowl this year).

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Poor Scholars Pro Bowl recap

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

BY BRIAN GODAR

The Pro Bowl is one of the most important sporting events of the year. Poor Scholars’ Brian Godar caught all of the hard-hitting action and weighed in with his take.

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