One way to fix the Pro Bowl is to cancel it. In fact, I am pretty sure most fans wouldn't care too much following the embarrassing performance we saw last January.
If the players and the league are not fully invested in providing fans with the best product, fans shouldn't have to be part of the mockery.
I understand that one could easily avoid the television on Pro Bowl Sunday. Maybe go out with the family for a nice brunch, something many of us refuse to do during the regular season.
That's not the point.
We pay good money for the NFL and expect the best possible version of it. Not a scene of Justin Smith laughing it up with an offensive lineman in the middle of a play, as we saw last January.
That isn't the player any of us have come to know. That isn't the player who will be giving his all next week in New Orleans.
While Smith is just one example, he isn't the true problem here.
The NFL needs to set the standards by enacting what I mentioned in the previous slides. Until it decides to take the Pro Bowl seriously, it can't expect the players and fans to follow suit.
Cancel the game and replace it with the All-Star weekend that I mentioned before. Why should we try if the NFL and its players clearly aren't?
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