NFL to make some major changes to the Pro-bowl

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  1. Jimmors

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9525557/nfl-makes-major-pro-bowl-changes

     
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    so no more fan votes? No biggie for me, I never watch anyways. I think I'd watch the draft though.
     
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    Just replace it with the competitions they used to have. That was at least worth watching for a few minutes.
     
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    Yeah, think they are definitely cashing in on the success of Fantasy Football. Im sure a draft with Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will be entertaining enough (probably moreso than the game itself).
     
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    Oh no... people are really going to miss the old format... so... sad...

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    SO JERRY RICE AND DEION SANDERS ARE SOLELY DECIDING WHO MAKES THE PROWBOWL THIS YEAR?
     
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    Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders
    will be captains of their respective picking teams.

    I wonder if they will do "Lines, Laces and Wide Open Spaces" for 1st pick?
     
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    The Pro Bowl is usually a joke anyway
     
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    "Voting for the game also will be changed, as conference affiliation no longer will be considered in determining the All-Star selections. The two leading vote-getters will be named captains and will be assisted by Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders and two NFL.com fantasy football champions in picking the two teams."

    Sounds like voting will occur as usual but won't divide the players up by conference. Just one big pool. Then the players who were voted in to the Pro Bowl are drafted to their respective teams.
     
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    Makes even more of a mockery of the whole thing. This is just a really crass gimmick. rather scrap it altogether and just have the votes as an academic exercise than do this.
     
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