Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Evasive, Mar 9, 2008.
any pro bowl viewers?
come on the afc
It's such as comedown from the superbowl, I refuse to watch.
Or maybe I forgot about it.
so you support it moving to the week before the superbowl?
But then the Superbowlers can't really participate.
Where it is is best, but that doesn't mean I'm going to watch it. Like the Charity Shield
im watching it but im not really involved. just clinging on to the fact its the only football for ages. draft should be good as always though
Due to the inherent violence of football, it can't be played any other time.
I saw the Pro-Bowl in Aloha Stadium in like 1975 or something. I remember Lynn Swann and Tony Dorsett on the sidelines, but mot much else. Oh, I also found a $20 bill a cotton candy or beer vendor had lost and gave it back to him.
NFC triumph once again.
Just a shame that many of the stars fail to turn out.
I just got bored of the commentator mentioning time and time again that he'd played in "3 of these".
However it was refreshing to see the acceptance and indeed promotion of the fact the players were only there for the money, unlike this country where we still try and cling to the desperate hope that people play because they love the game.
Its no secret the Pro Bowl is a money making scheme Luke- the players even admit it. I didnt watch it this year, but I remember hearing T.O say he wanted to win the game because of the $40,000 he would get. The Pro Bowl is a bit of a joke really. I guess it would be like a North vs South game involving Premier League players. Imagine a team of Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City players etc against a team of players with Arsenal, Chelsea and spurs players - not one of them would give a shyte.
Yeah that's the point i was making. Over here we'd try and cover it up though, whereas they are happy to publicise and celebrate it. Even the little pep-talk huddle ended with a 1-2-3-forty thousand!!!!!
I admire the way they don't beat around the bush and pretend it's all about pride or entertaining the fans.
It's the same in the NBA All-Star game. The athletes are justifiably worried about destroying their livelihood. When you consider how nearly ANY American Football play, be it NFL, College, High School or even in the mud at the park down the street can result in a career ending injury, it's no wonder the NFL guys take it way easier.
It's just a game!
In fact, the NBA fans have started to demand the All-Stars actually play a game and it is causing some friction as guys just let the opponents score and ceremonially play defense. The slam-dunk contest has more legitimacy!