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What Are We Talking About, Practice? Fans Flocking To NFL Training Camp Sites
Published August 2, 2013
SHAKING THINGS UP: The NFL on Wednesday announced some significant changes to the Pro Bowl format, and columnist Kevin Blackistone said it "sounds like they're putting in training camp rules" for the game. Blackistone said the idea of the captains picking the Pro Bowl teams "worked out well for the NHL, so I guess that's the page that they're stealing from." Denver Post columnist Woody Paige said, "I love the changes in the Pro Bowl, anything to get more people interested in this game." ESPN's Pablo Torre noted the NFL could "put a football on a table and point a camera at it and get ratings," but he credits the league "for being creative" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 8/1). But CBS Sports Network's Jim Rome said the "only entertaining part of the Pro Bowl is watching the league fall on its face trying to fix it" ("Rome," CBSSN, 8/1).