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Another Take on the Pro Bowl

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Jan 30, 2011; Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as NFC center Zak DeOssie of New York Giants (51) during the 2011 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL Pro Bowl. A game that has taken on a lot of debate in recent months. Should it continue to be played? Does the league want it? Roger Goodell doesn’t want it. Fans complain about it. Well, a decision came yesterday, regarding at least the game’s immediate future. The game will continue for next season. I for one, believe it or not, am happy about it, and hope the game continues.

First of all, when it got down to sheer numbers, there really was no way it was going to be cancelled, at least not yet. Why you ask? A couple of reasons. First of all, on the night the game aired, it was the highest rated television program that evening. You can talk about what else may have been on and say that isn’t a big deal, but fact is, it earned the top spot.

Secondly, the NFL Pro Bowl, was the highest rated all star game of the year. The highest. It beat out all of the other major sports.

What does that mean? It means that, although fans were complaining about the game, fans were also WATCHING the game. With ratings that high, there is no way the league would let the game be cancelled.

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