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Will the Senior Bowl replace the Pro Bowl?

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04:43 PM ET 12.26 | While the NFL decides what to do with the Pro Bowl, several ideas have been floated around. One is to move a college all-star game onto the NFL schedule as a possible kick-off to the NFL Draft season. Following the 2012 Pro Bowl, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the players need to fix the Pro Bowl on their own or the league could alter the game or eliminate it all together. The NFL is concerned that the poor performance of players during the Pro Bowl could cause some marketing problems. NFL executive Eric Grubman is wary of the fact the all-stars don't play at their best in a game like this.

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December 26, 2012  04:52 PM ET

Dump it.

December 26, 2012  04:56 PM ET

I'd come way closer watching the Senior Bowl then I will that other game.

December 26, 2012  05:56 PM ET

Flush the Pro bowl...

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December 26, 2012  06:31 PM ET

Most All Star games stink. The only exception is baseball and even that is awkward when trying to play everybody. Frankly nobody would miss the NHL, NBA or NFL games.

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December 26, 2012  06:57 PM ET

How could we ever replace the Pro Bowl? I mean, the gleaming white porcelain, the shiny silver lever, the seat that goes up and down to accommodate different modes of commodes, the satisfying sound as that which we no longer want disappears forever,....

No, I'm pro-bowl, and I always will be.

December 26, 2012  07:28 PM ET

I have been saying for years to get rid of the game and just do an awards show. There you can announce the MVP and other seasonal awards and announce all stars and all pros there as well. During the day just do a skills competition and have areas where the players could be accessible to fans. The game is awful.

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December 26, 2012  07:41 PM ET

The should have all the Pro Bowl players over in Hawaii when they play the Senior Bowl. A couple of days before the game the Pro's can drop into the practices and help the Senior Bowl Players work on their technique and also have mini camps for kids that come to watch the Senior Bowl. Then play the Senior Bowl and the day after the game they can then have a televised ceremony for the Pro Bowl Players showing highlights of their all star season and receiving their little plaque, medal, trophy, whatever they get for being a Pro Bowler.

December 26, 2012  07:52 PM ET
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...and the day after the game they can then have a televised ceremony for the Pro Bowl Players showing highlights of their all star season and receiving their little plaque, medal, trophy, whatever they get for being a Pro Bowler.

Why bother? Nobody would watch that, either. Do a cheerleader swimsuit competition in Hawaii, live, with no delay for "wardrobe malfunctions." Make it potentially interesting.

December 26, 2012  07:57 PM ET
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I'd come way closer watching the Senior Bowl then I will that other game.

Who wants to watch a bunch of geriatrics play football?

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December 26, 2012  08:28 PM ET

Fix the pro bowl. OK so first rule no play used in the regular season can be used. Second rule excessive, over the top celebrations will be required after every play. Third rule all participants will be required to drink heavily throughout the game. Fourth rule all cheerleaders will be naked. That outta do it

December 26, 2012  08:58 PM ET
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Fix the pro bowl. OK so first rule no play used in the regular season can be used. Second rule excessive, over the top celebrations will be required after every play. Third rule all participants will be required to drink heavily throughout the game. Fourth rule all cheerleaders will be naked. That outta do it

That sounds like our local touch football league.

December 26, 2012  09:10 PM ET
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Sometimes that can be surprisingly good.

HaHa. Really hungry girls are too.

 
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