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Old 02-13-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Simple question. Why isn't the pro bowl scheduled after the superbowl? Obviously any player in the superbowl wont play and it's not like any other sport where it can be mid-season.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Used to be that way...
but it changed so that the Super Bowl can get TWO weeks of hype (even though one week is more than enough....).
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Used to be that way...
but it changed so that the Super Bowl can get TWO weeks of hype (even though one week is more than enough....).

It used to have two weeks of hype AND the pro bowl was played after the super bowl.

One reason I can think of (which probably isn't THE reason) is the Superbowl becomes the climatic end of the season. Every other sport ends it's season with the championship with the all star game in the middle or so of the season.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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A poor attempt at making a horrible game a little better. The NFL just isn't cut out for an all star game. Way too much risk of injury and way too complicated a game.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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I think that was the reason...plus, obviously with football you cant play the Pro Bowl in the middle of the season, so in order to try to generate some interest in it, they decided to try it in the week before the Superbowl...after all, we have two weeks of dead time between the Championship games and the SB, so why not?

(Yes, I am aware that with the Pro Bowl where it is, you could still make the argument of two weeks of dead time)
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It was mentioned in another thread that a skills competition would be much better. I agree with that 100%.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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It was mentioned in another thread that a skills competition would be much better. I agree with that 100%.
I like the idea of a skills competition better too. I think the pro bowl should be 2 weeks after the super bowl so it doesn't take away from it. Also considering whatever 2 teams make it to the SB, they surely will have at least a few potential participants that otherwise wouldn't play.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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When it's played really doesn't matter because there isn't that much interest. It's not a significant game. It's more of an event for fans to attend cause they get to see most of the best players in the league in one location. As far as I'm concerned, they could do away with the "game" altogether and it would not bother me a bit.
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