Is the Current Pro Bowl Format Worth It?
This Sunday, you’ll get a front row seat to see an NFL flag football game. And not just any flag football game, this one is played by NFL players including Philadelphia players such as D’Andre Swift, Jalen Hurts, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, JJ Reddick, Landon Dickerson, Haason Reddick, and Darius Slay.
And who cares that they only won one game after Thanksgiving and exited the playoffs after a Wild Card Game in Tampa that looked like the Eagles were playing flag football and the Buccaneers were tackling?
The NFL’s All-Star Game has probably always made less sense than others. MLB’s home-run derby, and NBA/NHL All-Star Weekends including NBA/NHL Skills Competition, all make far more sense than the Pro Bowl.
But perhaps the NFL fanfare and flag football championships are masking the most rewarding part of the weekend. This weekend, 58 kids from 12 countries will travel to Orlando Florida for the second International Flag Championships.
It’s what the focus should truly be on.