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ludo21
01-26-2012, 10:48 AM
http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/page/jackson-120125/the-nfl-pro-bowl-serves-no-purpose-needs-one


I know its not the same as other all star games, but it is getting pretty meaningless

Should they even do it anymore?

Mogulseeker
01-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Moving it to before the Super Bowl was a dumb idea. That's all I have to say.

TheReverend
01-26-2012, 10:50 AM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.

KO5K
01-26-2012, 10:54 AM
Took a little longer to reach the obligatory Tim Tebow line in that article than I expected.

ludo21
01-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.

i agree, those were entertaining, especially during the long spring and summer break between football. They showd them on nfln

the oklahoma drill scoop is referring to would be dumb

Crushaholic
01-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Moving it to before the Super Bowl was a dumb idea. That's all I have to say.

I think it's a good idea. People are still interested in football. After the Super Bowl, attention turns elsewhere...

broncosteven
01-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.

I would watch Aaron Rodgers throwing a ball to a chesty starlit with long feathered hair. Or Tebow having to run an obstacle course with hot chicks on his tag team.

broncosteven
01-26-2012, 11:03 AM
I think it's a good idea. People are still interested in football. After the Super Bowl, attention turns elsewhere...

I would like to see them try an exposition game between NFL all stars and College All stars like they used to. See if the top prospects can hang with the big boys pre draft.

RhymesayersDU
01-26-2012, 11:31 AM
I think it's a good idea. People are still interested in football. After the Super Bowl, attention turns elsewhere...

I agree. I'm not super into the pro bowl now, but if the Super Bowl is the climax of the season, it's weird having stuff after it.

DarkHorse
01-26-2012, 11:34 AM
I'm usually done with football as soon as our season ends. When the draft stuff starts, i'm back in.

OBF1
01-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.


I am all about bringing back the "Beach flag football rookie game"

Signed,
Robert Edwards

Goobzilla
01-26-2012, 11:56 AM
I've got 9 grand on the AFC :-) Hope I get to keep my thumbs.

Beantown Bronco
01-26-2012, 12:00 PM
I'm not sure if the ProBowl is still on, but I'm definitely beginning to wonder if the Super Bowl is still on (at least in my neck of the woods).

More than 200,000 DirecTV customers in Greater Boston have been cut off from channels 7 and 56 since Saturday, and they might miss the Super Bowl unless the satellite provider settles its dispute with the stations’ owner.

Florida-based Sunbeam Television Corp. - owner of WHDH-TV (Channel 7), WLVI-TV (Channel 56), and a sister Fox affiliate in Miami - blacked out its stations on the DirecTV service as it seeks an increase in “retransmission consent fees,’’ which are negotiated between TV stations and cable and satellite companies.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/business/30634590_1_derek-chang-directv-officials-directv-service
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That One Guy
01-26-2012, 01:35 PM
I'm not sure if the ProBowl is still on, but I'm definitely beginning to wonder if the Super Bowl is still on (at least in my neck of the woods).

More than 200,000 DirecTV customers in Greater Boston have been cut off from channels 7 and 56 since Saturday, and they might miss the Super Bowl unless the satellite provider settles its dispute with the stations’ owner.

Florida-based Sunbeam Television Corp. - owner of WHDH-TV (Channel 7), WLVI-TV (Channel 56), and a sister Fox affiliate in Miami - blacked out its stations on the DirecTV service as it seeks an increase in “retransmission consent fees,’’ which are negotiated between TV stations and cable and satellite companies.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/business/30634590_1_derek-chang-directv-officials-directv-service
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My radio station down here (South Florida) has been running a lot of cable TV commercials talking about how the dish people are screwing you by taking away the local channels. I can't see this lasting very long. The negative publicity is just going to continue to mount.

Beantown Bronco
01-26-2012, 01:38 PM
I didn't think it would last either, based off of some past standoffs with FX, etc. that only lasted a day or so.......but we're already on week 3 of this blackout.

Good part for me so far is that it's only NBC and channel 56. I literally haven't had a need for either station (at least until the SB).

Garcia Bronco
01-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I'm not sure if the ProBowl is still on, but I'm definitely beginning to wonder if the Super Bowl is still on (at least in my neck of the woods).

More than 200,000 DirecTV customers in Greater Boston have been cut off from channels 7 and 56 since Saturday, and they might miss the Super Bowl unless the satellite provider settles its dispute with the stations’ owner.

Florida-based Sunbeam Television Corp. - owner of WHDH-TV (Channel 7), WLVI-TV (Channel 56), and a sister Fox affiliate in Miami - blacked out its stations on the DirecTV service as it seeks an increase in “retransmission consent fees,’’ which are negotiated between TV stations and cable and satellite companies.

http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-18/business/30634590_1_derek-chang-directv-officials-directv-service
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Use rabbit ears massholes. :P

Beantown Bronco
01-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Use rabbit ears ma-holes. :P

Nah, I'll just go to my parents if need be. They have comcast and a nice 65" tv anyway.

This will be the first year in over 10 years though that I don't get to host a SB party, if they don't work this out. That sucks. I really like hosting it.

DomCasual
01-26-2012, 02:56 PM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.

They should do it like the old Battle of the Network Stars.

They just need to embrace the fact that football is a different sport than the others. There's more chance for injuries, so you aren't going to get a bunch of guys who want to go all out. And so, the product really suffers. I had a niece who goes to BYU-Hawaii. She's dead broke, like most college students. Yet, both years she's been there, she's gotten great seats for the Pro Bowl - for free. I guess radio stations, tv stations, businesses, etc have a hard time giving them all away there.

That One Guy
01-26-2012, 04:02 PM
I do think they're doing well to allow in game tweets this year. It allows to at least make it entertaining if the players embrace it.

Broncos4Life
01-26-2012, 10:27 PM
My radio station down here (South Florida) has been running a lot of cable TV commercials talking about how the dish people are screwing you by taking away the local channels. I can't see this lasting very long. The negative publicity is just going to continue to mount.

I work for a cable company. Dish is garbage. Direct TV is a step above, but once the weather goes bad(does where I live)and people see how bad the reception is, a lot of them drop satellite. Most of the people that have Direct TV only got it this past year for the Sunday Ticket anyway. Same with the current customers that bitched about the new ones that got it for free. I never had Satellite before I worked for the company, and I never will.

The price it cost these companies to bring these towns and cities local channels has increased over the past 5 years. About 2 years ago it was 100% every year. Now it is expected to be 200% this year. Its pretty ridiculous, but this is another area where cable has the upper hand. They will pay the extra amount for those stations.

Gort
01-26-2012, 11:08 PM
Would be more fun if they just did the skills challenges again.

Turn it into the carnival that it really is.

the probowl is a snoozefest. it's not even football. it's touch football at best. they might as well play with flags.

i'd rather we turn back the clock to the mid-70's and have the Superstars show again. those were awesome, but the world was a bit more simple then. those guys NEEDED the paychecks they got for winning the Superstars competition. :)

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/091023&sportCat=nfl

That One Guy
01-27-2012, 04:20 AM
I work for a cable company. Dish is garbage. Direct TV is a step above, but once the weather goes bad(does where I live)and people see how bad the reception is, a lot of them drop satellite. Most of the people that have Direct TV only got it this past year for the Sunday Ticket anyway. Same with the current customers that b****ed about the new ones that got it for free. I never had Satellite before I worked for the company, and I never will.

The price it cost these companies to bring these towns and cities local channels has increased over the past 5 years. About 2 years ago it was 100% every year. Now it is expected to be 200% this year. Its pretty ridiculous, but this is another area where cable has the upper hand. They will pay the extra amount for those stations.

I looked into satellite after not having been around it in ~10 years. I called, asked if they still get blocked out by the rain, they said yes, and I said thanks but no thanks.

We can fly to the moon and back but can't manage to send television signal through the rain... amazing.

Beantown Bronco
01-27-2012, 06:47 AM
I looked into satellite after not having been around it in ~10 years. I called, asked if they still get blocked out by the rain, they said yes, and I said thanks but no thanks.

We can fly to the moon and back but can't manage to send television signal through the rain... amazing.

Whoever told you that is either a moron or just enjoys lying through their teeth. We had three legitimate blizzards last winter and I never lost my signal. Tropical storms? Same thing.

I've had directv for about 12 years now in two different houses, one completely surrounded by trees, and I've lost a signal maybe 5 times for no more than a few minutes each time. And the weather here can get brutal.

I don't think directv and dish network would have as many customers as they do, and get the satisfaction ratings they do, if they lost a signal every time it rained a little. It's just common sense.

oubronco
01-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Where's the Lingerie football league All Star game

BroncoBen
01-27-2012, 07:48 AM
I'm usually done with football as soon as our season ends. When the draft stuff starts, i'm back in.

I'm the same way.. I might have the Pro-Bowl on while I am doing work in the Garage.

The SuperBowl is just a party with family and friends.. It would be great to have the Monday after a national holiday, most times I just take a vacation day.

gunns
01-27-2012, 11:23 AM
I am all about bringing back the "Beach flag football rookie game"

Signed,
Robert Edwards

Ewww, ouch! I used to love the skill challenges. Loved the year Elway was the most accurate passer.

It doesn't mean anything before or after the SB because it really means nothing to the players. Worse than a preseason game. Before you eliminate all the players going to the SB, after, who cares.

Mogulseeker
01-27-2012, 11:42 AM
I think it's a good idea. People are still interested in football. After the Super Bowl, attention turns elsewhere...

I haven't watched the Pro Bowl since like 2005.