It's close to February, and guess what time it is? Time for the highly watched NFL Pro Bowl game (said in my most sarcastic voice). I don't think I have ever watched a full half of this game. I don't have a problem with anyone being honored for their spectacular season. However, having a meaningless game after the season is over is like someone asking you to come into work on Saturday for the fun of it.
Unlike the NFL, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have events to celebrate their All-Stars. The MLB has the annual Home Run Derby and a All-Star game that decides who gets home field advantage between the American and National league in the World Series. The NBA has Sophomore versus Rookie game, three point contest and a dunk contest. What does the NFL give us? A meaningless game with a bunch of players who did not even make it to the Super Bowl. That would be like having a NBA All-Star game last year without Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dirk Nowitzki.
In the words of the Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, "NFL, you're better than that".