Now you may be wondering where this came from, Goodell and the NFLPA have been fighting over whether they should continue playing the Pro Bowl. Goodell says no because its a joke and no one watches, which is very true, the NFLPA says yes and they promise they will make it more competitive and like a real game, because, lets face it, they like a free trip to Maui. But the fact is this is an issue that goes across sports... How to handle the all star game and the fact of the matter no one has a real great answer. So I'm going to hit on a couple of points real quick and you guys can let me know you thoughts by commenting or tweeting to us.
Point #1: Who gets to go?
The obvious answer here is the "all-stars" (thank you to all the sarcastic folks like me out there). Now I agree there are a number of players every year that belong on these teams, but who should go? and how many? Well here comes issue number 1, who is this game for? Is this a game for the fans? the players? the agents? who? If we really want the best players going to these all star spectacles, either the Associated press, coaches, or maybe even the players should be the ones selecting who makes an appearance in these games. The problem is that most of these games are designed for the fans, in that case, should the fans pick their favorites and those are the only ones who go? Along those same lines, should every team get a representative or are we still ok with punishing the fans of the bad teams by not letting them send a player to the game? And should players feel bound to accept an all-star nod, or are we ok with them skipping the big game?