Originally Posted by percyhoward
The Pro Bowl is an honor that figures into Hall of Fame consideration.
Maybe currently but that's only because the people who are up for induction went to the Pro Bowl at a time when it actually had significance.
For a guy up for induction for the first time, his last possible Pro Bowl was what....2007?
Even then it was considered a joke but as much as it was considered as such it was also viewed with much higher regard than it is now.
A time will come when Pro Bowl attendance will not make a case for induction because attendance has all but lost it's meaning at this point and the only sense Pro Bowl attendance will be used as a measure of HOF worthiness is when players never go to the Pro Bowl over the span of a career because everyone goes to the Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl is a joke. The voting process is a joke.
I think we are already at such a time but I doubt it's all that widely acknowledge.
In the future, Pro Bowl attendance will not make a case for inclusion. Instead a lack of attendance will likely be a strong case for exclusion.