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2010 Pro Bowl - Hawaii Again

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Gary Toma, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX DBSTalk Club

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    Part of an NFL Press Release today, 3/2/10:

    2011 PRO BOWL TO BE PLAYED IN HAWAII WEEK BEFORE
    NORTH TEXAS HOSTS SUPER BOWL XLV


    The 2011 Pro Bowl will be played a week before Super Bowl XLV and return to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, the NFL announced today. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 30 on FOX at 7 PM ET. FOX will televise Super Bowl XLV a week later on Sunday, February 6 from Cowboys Stadium in North Texas.

    The decision to play the NFL’s All-Star Game the week before the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year follows a significant increase in viewership for the 2010 Pro Bowl, the first Pro Bowl to precede the Super Bowl.

    The Pro Bowl format was discussed last week with the NFL Players Association and a group of players during a meeting with the Competition Committee in Indianapolis.

    The Pro Bowl’s return to Hawaii, where it had been held consecutively from 1980 to 2009, is part of a two-year agreement between the NFL and the state of Hawaii to play the 2011 and 2012 games there.
     
  2. coldsteel

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    Still stupid to have the Pro Bowl before the SB. Much rather have seen Manning and Brees instead of Garrard and Romo...
     
  3. dbconsultant

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    Doing it this way means that the only pros you'll see are ones that are not on the two top teams! Granted, there are great players on the teams that didn't make it to the Super Bowl but wouldn't you expect to see a few players from the Super Bowl teams in this as well? Kinda makes it the "Consolation Bowl" instead of the Pro Bowl.
     
  4. Msguy

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    If the NFL must continue to have the pro bowl before the super bowl, i'd rather see them hold it in the middle of the season and possibly do away with all the bye weeks and just have everybody off at the mid point of the season and have the pro bowl the way baseball holds the all star game in mid season. That's what the NFL should think about.
     
  5. Earl Bonovich

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    With the type of game Football... there is absolutely 100% no chance that this will ever happen. The risk for serious season injury is so high.

    Unless they want to turn the pro-bowl into a no contact, two-hand touch game... that is the only remote possibility that it can happen.

    As for the doing the game the week before... either way, before or after... still isn't going to help watching.

    In fact, I think having it in Hawaii, is going to hurt it even more.
    A lot of players that have their private events at the Super Bowl (even if they are not playing), will pull out of the Pro-Bowl to do their private events instead of trying to do the crazy travel.

    As for the Super Bowl team's players not being there.... You get to see them the next week, so to me... it really is a non-issue if they are not playing in the Pro-Bowl
     
  6. dpd146

    dpd146 Godfather

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    This is why they should just do away with it. Obviously they won't because it is a money maker but it is the only sport that the "All Stars" can't show their stuff (except QB's). Baseball, basketball and even hockey lend themselves for good competition without too much risk of injury.
     

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