Re: How to Save the Pro Bowl
posted at 4/5/2010 5:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How to Save the Pro Bowl
I think they should play for literacy.
Posted by EnochRoot
Don't worry Root
...It sailed miles wide of the target-disk, but see it wasn't that you misjudged your sights, It was that you yelled "Pull" to a thrower who was already fast asleep behind the stone wall...and regardless, he had left the clay pigeons in his car.~
NOW on to the subject at hand.....Great Idea? No. But see, it's not that your idea was way off (it was though), It's that the NFL is far too conservative to allow for such drama, and potentially highly flammable story-lines that having the 2 Pro-Bowl Coaches select their Team Roster. Sorry, The NFL's Front Office makes drastic rule changes for 1 reason and 1 reason ONLY...Better Revenue. 1 Game in most probability ain't worth the headaches of trying such an out-of-the-box idea, IF the League Offices believe they can make the Pro-Bowl "almost" as sellable to Us Mass Id!ots, by tweeking a couple of smaller things.
Perhaps, Increasing the difference paid to the Winning Team vs The Losing Team (OR, the Loser's current revenue going to the Winners, & the losers getting NOTHING at all), and maybe the MVP gets a Lamborghini Diablo...and even THAT's too novel. THINK more
along the Lines of whichever conference wins the Pro Bowl, That Conference gets to choose to kick-off or receiver for the Superbowl. Perhaps Field Events (I'd do a balloon toss), With the Winners getting massively exorbinant all-expense paid trips that they could afford anyway, To the destination of their choosing. Maybe, seeing as how NFL Playyers these days, tend to place that whole crazy "team-concept" on the back-burner, And like to view themselves as more Important Individuals than the guy they're playin' next too...SO, maybe Players selected to the Pro Bowl, can wear some extra patch on their jersey shoulder, ONLY If they attend. Maybe, just maybe for minor drama, Each Conference Coach gets to choose each and every Alternate for The Pro Bowl.
ALL This, along with the Corvette giveaway for the ole' raw egg toss winner, would BOTH
increase Player Attendance & Public Viewership...