In recent years, the Pro Bowl has been something of an embarassment for the NFL. Soft tackling, no defense, barely anything resembling hitting -- the game was only football because we called it that. Now, the league is considering cutting its losses and suspending the Pro Bowl for the forseeable future. The status of "Pro Bowler" will remain, but unless something drastic happens, the game itself won't be played.
A good move?
Whenever we think of the Pro Bowl, we usually think of players jogging around, lightly pushing one another to the ground.
Can the Pro Bowl be saved?
Major League Baseball tried a few years ago to make the All-Star Game more important by giving home-field advantage in the World Series to the team that won it. The NFL has no such plan for the Pro Bowl.
There's little to no defense in the NBA All-Star Game either, but that contest has produced some entertaining finishes in the past few years.