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Goodell will look at ending Pro Bowl

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDRaiderH8er, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7...-ceasing-pro-bowl-consideration?eleven=twelve


    The quality of play in this season's Pro Bowl has drawn criticism from fans, former players and at least one player who played in the game. On Sunday, commissioner Roger Goodell said you can add his name to the list of detractors.
    In an appearance on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" on Sunday, Goodell said the league must address the quality of the game and even said he would consider eliminating the all-star game if it can't be improved upon.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell comments on why he thinks the league's rule changes have been good for the game, the new policies regarding head injuries, Los Angeles, the future of the Pro Bowl and more.


    "I really didn't think that was the kind of football that we want to be demonstrating for our fans," Goodell said. "And you heard it from the fans. The fans were actively booing in the stands. They didn't like what they were seeing."
    Goodell said something has to change.
    "We're either going to have to improve the quality of what we're doing in the Pro Bowl or consider other changes or even considering eliminating the game if that's the kind of quality game we're going to provide," Goodell said.
    Goodell said he talked to NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith about changes they need to make for the game.
    "I know players love to be in Hawaii but we have to start with the quality of what we're doing," Goodell said. "If the fans are responding negatively to what we're doing, we better listen. And that was my my message."

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was named the NFL's MVP on Saturday, said this week that some of his NFC teammates "embarrassed themselves" with the effort they gave in the game.
    "I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn't want to play or when they were in there didn't put any effort into it," Rodgers said.
    The AFC routed the NFC 59-41 in a game that drew boos at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for its lack of early intensity. Rodgers, who started and played the first quarter for the NFC, didn't name specific players.
    New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who didn't play in the this year's game because his team is playing in the Super Bowl, said Wednesday that he doubts there's a realistic way to ramp up competitiveness.
    "I don't know how you fix it," Mankins said. "You're going to give a little effort, but you're not going to get out of control. Some guys are free agents over there. You get hurt in a Pro Bowl and it's going to affect that contract with another team. Who would want to get hurt in a Pro Bowl and not be able to play the next season?"
     
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Give the winner the usual $50,000........ the loser gets zippo. ;)
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

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    Why not? We already have Miss America. ;)
     
  4. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    The Probowl is stupid. It's a popularity contest at this point, and no one cares about the outcome, because it doesn't mean anything one way or the other. Football isn't like the other big sports where 1 extra game isn't significant for the players, because of the number of games played. They should just end the game and give players an award.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    NFLPA won't let that happen, could be a leverage issue to push for HGH testing. NFL players agree its stupid but there are a lot of bonuses for players that make the pro bowl - they'll never give that up even if all that is to them is coffee or baby mama money
     
  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Well then if they have a bonus to make it to the Pro Bowl, shouldnt they give 100% to play in it? The fans were booing because of the play on the field.
     
  7. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    And now there is this:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/05/next-years-pro-bowl-likely-headed-to-new-orleans/

     
  8. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    It took this long for Goodell to make this remark?

    Last years was even more embarrassing IMO.
     
  9. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    no ****? Actualy has a point.
     
  10. FCBolt

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    Hang on a sec--if that's one of the criteria, he should have banned Norv from football awhile ago...
     
  11. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Maybe if they played for something, like a home field advantage or to host the next pro bowl in an AFC city for example.
     
  12. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Somewhere Norv is smiling at all of this.......
     
  13. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    well then can we get rid of the owners?
     
  14. FCBolt

    FCBolt Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah. Clean house.
     
  15. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Not everything is a popularity contest, you know.

    Oh wait......... we're talking about the Pro Bowl, aren't we?.......... my bad. :oops:
     
  16. Buck Melanoma

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    How the hell will we determine Miss Congeniality-NFL now? :mad:
     
  17. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Make a shortlist of players who haven't hit anyone in the head with a champagne bottle..... that should narrow the field. ;)
     
  18. Buck Melanoma

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    Lemme ask Cro. :cool:
     

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