A 1910 physics book asked the philosophical question, “When a tree falls in a lonely forest, and no animal is near by to hear it, does it make a sound?” This 2008 sports talk host wants to know, “If an All-Star Game is played and nobody watches, should the game even be played?” And yes, I’m talking about the NFL’s Pro Bowl.
Of the four major sports in America (and that’s being generous to hockey), the NFL’s version of an All-Star Game is by far the worst. For one thing, the game is played AFTER the season has ended. How can you get excited about a game that occurs after the Super Bowl? More importantly, one of best aspects of the game, the big hits, is essentially eliminated.
It’s nice the guys get honored for a great season. But let’s face it, nobody cares about the Pro Bowl, and nobody watches it. So why bother publicizing it or showing it? I say, get rid of it. It’s just a pathetic reminder that I won’t see the real thing again for seven more months.
THERE IT IS!