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The only logic I can somewhat agree on with Goodell is that the Super Bowl, being the ultimate game, should be just that—the ultimate game.
Save the best for last, sure.
In theory, it sounds nice, but what it does is further jeopardize a game that was already deemed meaningless by fans and players alike.
Believe it or not, there have been some enjoyable Pro Bowls in recent years. The players who were selected actually treated the experience like one that they may not have the joy of being a part of again.
Nowadays, playing it the week before the Super Bowl—during the wretched “Dark Week” created so the media can over-hype the Big Game—makes it so that fans don't get to see arguably the best players, the ones participating on Super Bowl Sunday, in Honolulu.
Speaking of Honolulu, what a joke it was the one year the Pro Bowl was moved to the mainland U.S.
I know because I was there, sitting in the rain in Miami as fans had no idea who or what to cheer for. Something just didn't feel right. I remember leaving early in the third period and seeing a Chargers player who had the same idea—linebacker Brandon Siler did not want to subject his friends and family to this mockery of a display of football.
Additionally, with the Pro Bowl now moved up two weeks, you get far fewer stars who want to participate because they have been left less recuperation time from the regular season or playoffs. You also rob the Conference Championship game-losing coaches of a consolation prize for coming so close, as now the game is coached by the divisional round loser with the best record (so, essentially, the coach whose team pulled the biggest choke gets the free trip to Hawaii).
If you want to have any chance to see this game get any attention again, Roger, I suggest you put it back after the Super Bowl, perhaps pay the players more money to participate (I'm not saying they need it, I'm just being a realist that money talks), and allow all players (not just ones that didn't reach the Super Bowl) to be a part of the festivities.
It may not improve things, but it certainly can't make them any worse.