Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:52 AM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is always looking for ways to increase revenue for his league. But Goodell has limited options for expanding the wallets of his owners because of the dominance pro football has in the United States.
That’s why he keeps pushing for more games overseas (where no one knows anything or cares to learn about American football) and that’s way he’s trying to resuscitate the Pro Bowl.
Goodell’s idea to move his All-Star event to the week before the Super Bowl – rather than the week after – isn’t going to save it.
Somebody needs to explain to the Commish that some things - like S Club 7, Mel Gibson or Dawson’s Creek – just aren’t worth saving.
Football is a brutally physical and anytime players aren’t going all-out on every hit, the game becomes borderline unwatchable. Players don’t want to get hurt in the game and hurt players definitely aren’t interested in toughing it out for a chance to play in a meaningless game that nobody cares about.
Just look at the list of players who won’t be playing. There are 29 of them if you include the Super Bowl participants who’ll be there only for the photo and sponsor obligations.
Among the list of players who won’t be wearing shoulder pads on Sunday are Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Phillip Rivers. Forgive me, but aren’t those the best quarterbacks in the game? Do you think anyone would watch the NBA All-Star Game if Kobe Bryant and LeBron James w... [More]