People Watched The Pro Bowl? Really?

The NFL is proudly telling us today that Sunday evening's Pro Bowl was the most watched Pro Bowl in 14 years, drawing an average of 13.4 million viewers. Commissioner Roger Goodell and his minions can't possibly be trumpeting the 55-41 victory by the NFC as something people were excited about, can they?

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I mean, the only thing this tell us is that there were some folks out there dying to watch a sporting event, and there was absolutely nothing on. No college hoop, no golf tournament final round at that hour, no NHL games to compete with. Nothing.

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The game is a joke, little more than a 60-minute game of two-hand touch. It's as close to non-contact football as you can get.

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I have a question, though. If you were one of those people who actually watched the game, and you are not a parent of one of the players, what could you possibly have been thinking. That's three-and-a-half hours of your life you just wasted, and you are not getting those back.

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Couldn't you have read a book? Watched a movie? Played with your kids? Gone to the gym and tried to sweat off some of those extra pounds?

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I mean, the Pro Bowl? You have to have better things to do with your life than watch that.

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