Im no genius but why is the pro bowl early this year.
What if a player selected is due to play in the superbowl and he gets injured?
Is this very bad planning by the NFL?
All about ratings. The NFL figures that once the Super Bowl is finished everyone is done with watching football. This way, there is still the hype of the Super Bowl coming up so the Pro Bowl's ratings will probably go way up.
Players who are going to be in the superbowl will not be in the pro bowl.
They are trying this for one year to see if there is any more interest in the game. Nobody watches it after the superbowl so they want to see if anyone will watch it before.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but how often were players from the Super Bowl in Hawaii anyway? I know some people go after the Super Bowl, but most make up an injury to not go probably because they're either devastated they lost or burned out and still partying their asses off.
While I was originally not a fan of the move, I never watched it after the Super Bowl and that bye week leading up to the big game leaves many fans feeling a bit empty. So I think it could work pretty well. Plus the long flight to Hawaii was causing some of the players not to be able to make the game last minute.
ill be honest the pro bowl doesnt draw a lot of interest from me, ill usually try to watch some of it but now that its the week before i think i will definitely have more interest...after the super bowl football is over and there is no longer any interest to watch any games
it was "planned" like this last year. Everybody knew about it for 12 months.
I think they might get more people to go to the dumb thing (who are already in Mami for the SB game) and more people even to watch it that having it as an anticlimax the week after the SB which nobody watched.
Frankly they shouldn't even bother playing the dumb thing. Just announce who won the popularity contest and send them a plaque