NFL Pro Bowl: Five Ways to Fix NFL All-Star Game

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NFL Pro Bowl: Five Ways to Fix NFL All-Star Game
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Once again, the NFL Pro Bowl has come, and gone, with little fanfare or applause.

The game, as always, was a high-scoring affair and ended with a 59-41 win for the AFC, but, as usual, left fans apathetic and, ultimately, disappointed.

The reason? The Pro Bowl, like most All-Star games, sounds like a great idea, until the players actually take the field.

The idea of watching the best players in the game sounds like a recipe for the spectacular.

Yet in reality, players who never usually play together running plays out of some other team's playbooks, playing in a game which has no real meaning and lining up opposite defenses who are effectively handcuffed results in a game which is predictably uninteresting.

Every sport's All-Star games suffer from many of these problems, but, with the exception of the NFL, most have still found a way to make their All-Star weekends something of interest. 

I refuse to believe that the Pro Bowl is past saving, so join me as we take a look at five ways the NFL can fix its Pro Bowl formula.

Some of the suggestions stand alone; others can, and should be combined, but implementing even one of these things would go a long way to improve the fans' Pro Bowl experience.

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