Football Media Reacts To Roger Goodell's Threat To Nix Pro Bowl
Published January 25, 2013
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio said Goodell "has made it clear that if the level of play doesn't improve, the Pro Bowl is going away. I personally believe that's a bluff." On the ratings issue, Florio said, "I don't enjoy it, but I'll watch it. We'll all watch it. What else are we going to watch? That's why it will continue to survive, because it does better ratings than any other major-league all-star game." NBC Sports' Amani Toomer: "Players want to make the Pro Bowl but they don't want to play in the Pro Bowl" ("PFT," NBC Sports Network, 1/23).