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Fans Should Vote on Whether to Keep Pro Bowl

By January 28, 2013

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If you like offense, you might have enjoyed yesterday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu, when the NFL obliterated the AFC 62-35.

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If so, great. I'm happy for you because that's what all all-star games should be about: Making sure the fans, who support the sport, have a good time.

The game has taken a ton of criticism, including from me, because it has evolved into a joke, with neither side really trying.

Yesterday's game had this: Center Jeff Saturday switched positions in the middle of the game so he could snap the ball to his old teammate Peyton Manning; defensive lineman J.J. Watt lined up as wide receiver, missing two passes; kicker Phil Dawson kicked an onside kick with his heel.

Some people in the media are making a big deal about how the players say they are trying hard and want to keep the game. Well, of course, they want to keep the game: It's a free week in Hawaii. Hawaii wants to keep it because it brings in millions of dollars in tourist revenue.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is deciding whether or not to keep it. He should poll the fans. If they enjoy watching this horseplay, the game should stay. Otherwise, like I said before, nix it.

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