I didn't think it was possible, but the NFL Pro Bowl will be even more boring than normal this year.
For some reason, the NFL's hierarchy believes there will be more interest in this glorified exhibition game now that they've moved it from the week after the Super Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl. Sorry guys, it won't work. Because now you have players that will not participate because they're playing in the Super Bowl. Many other players - other than those participating in the Super Bowl - have also opted out of the game. In fact, I"ve lost track of how many players have said, "Thanks, but no thanks." In my opinion, this is the smart thing to do if you make your living playing professional football. Why risk serious injury in a meaningless game such as this?
How about this? Just name the players who would be in the Pro Bowl, but don't play the actual game. Please, Commissioner Goodell, end the Pro Bowl. Oh, and while you're at it, could you get some competent referees to replace the idiots who are directly affecting the fate of teams in the playoffs? Just ask the Packers and the Vikings what they think of the officiating in what turned out to be their final playoff games.