The profile of the Pro Bowl has been plummeting in recent years due to a lack of interest by the players and the fans.
For the players, this makes sense. Any rational employee typically does not perform his or her job well once being sent on vacation by their employer.
Roger Goodell has tried to switch things up by changing the location of the game from Hawaii to Florida and then back to Hawaii. He also moved the date of the game to the weekend before the Super Bowl to give it more exposure.
Stilll, unless the players are motivated by something on the field (more than a trophy, bragging rights or a a few bucks), fans are going to continue to lose interest.
So here's my suggestion to get both players and fans enthused about the game again. Simply assign defensive players offensive positions and vice versa. Who would not want to see Philip Rivers try to tackle Brian Urlacher?
This slide show will focus on the defensive Pro-Bowlers who fans would like to see play offense.
Feel free to give suggestions for other players (Pro-Bowlers or not) you would like to see playing both ways.