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Schefter: Pro Bowl to move to Fantasy Football Format; No more kickoffs

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    So no NFC/AFC. What will it be? Team Deion and Team Jerry? Sounds idiotic and on a par with those flag football events they have with celebrities.
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  3. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Sounds goofy - just do away with the thing and invite the best players to a golf tournament in Hawaii
  4. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    I like no more kick-offs.
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    This won't change anything, they still won't try in the game.

    Skills competition or some kind of fan interaction weekend would be ok.
  6. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what they are trying to accomplish here. You can move the players around any way you want, the game will still be the same....unwatchable.

    They should just throw away the whole thing. Nobody will miss it.
  7. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    Did I understand correctly that Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will determine who the Pro Bowl players are??? That cannot be right. Right?
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  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Full article: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000224052/article/2014-pro-bowl-features-new-format

    Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC match-up that has existed since 1971. Instead, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players. For example, the top six quarterbacks following voting will earn distinction as All-Stars, regardless of how many are from AFC or NFC teams.

    Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, in which two leading vote getters will join two NFL.com fantasy football champions -- who will attend the Pro Bowl -- to draft players. One of these champions will earn their spot as part of Lenovo's Fantasy Coach of the Year program, which provides NFL.com fans a chance to be rewarded for their fantasy football skills. The other champion can compete for a Pro Bowl role by playing at NFL.com/fantasy.

    The fantasy football champions will have Hall of Fame help. Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains, assisting the Pro Bowl team captains and fantasy football champions in the draft process.
  9. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Football without trying your best to win is unwatchable, this will be a failure.
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    More from the article:

    » Game within the Game -- A two-minute warning will be added to the first and third quarters and the ball will change hands after each quarter. This will increase the opportunities for quarterbacks to direct "two-minute drills," which are especially exciting for fans.

    » Cover Two and Press Coverage -- The defense will be permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In previous years, only "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.
  11. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    You mean like every Pro Bowl that's been played thus far?
  12. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thats why i cant understand these changes. It will be the same crap.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    So then pretty much there will not be a Football pro bowl from here on out.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Wow. this is beyond stupid. Pandering to the fantasy wacko's I can understand since everyone seems to want to do that anymore. But this?

    LIke a dying animal just put it out of its misery
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Still a game I will never watch.
  16. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    I dont like taking away kick offs, I like watchin players like Cribbs and hester
  17. cowboyz

    cowboyz Well-Known Member

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    Just need to do a superstars obstacle course
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  18. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    It sounds horrible. But I don't think there is a way to fix the pro bowl. Short of paying the winners an amount worth playing hard for. At this point seeing the AFC/NFC actually play a game of basketball would be more interesting.
  19. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    i'll watch the draft, probably won't watch the game though even if i try i'll get bored and do something else like every other time i've tried watching the probowl
  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Such is modern day sports. Always pandering to the casual fan.
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