The Pro Bowl is tonight! Who's watching? Crickets chirp. Apparently the crickets are hardcore NFL fans!
All-Star games have always been a tricky proposition. It is not easy to sell fans on relatively meaningless games.
The NBA is successful because basketball fans enjoy 150-145 games in which defense is optional and highlight reels are the norm.
The MLB All-Star game is successful because of this moronic idea that the winning league gets home-field advantage at the World Series. The NHL All-Star game is now predicated on feuding captains from rival teams.
In the Pro Bowl, players go half-speed to avoid injury. That's all the players who couldn't make up a valid enough excuse to sit out the game.
Therefore, the NFL should get rid of the actual game itself as we know it. Instead, there should be some innovative ideas to get the fans to watch.