NFL Odds – Pro Bowl NFL betting

January 31st, 2010 by Leave a comment Go to comments

The Pro Bowl has long been the little brother to many of the other top sports league’s all star games in the US. For some reason the most popular sporting league in the country and the most popular sports betting game simply hasn’t been able to make its all star game interesting.

But never before has the game sunk to such a level of irrelevance as NFL odds fans have seen this year. For the first time in the history of the Pro Bowl NFL betting the game will not be played in Hawaii. This year, in an attempt to address the low level of interest among the NFL wagering fans the game has been moved to Miami, FL, the same sight as the Super Bowl.

In hopes of cranking up fan interest the game’s date was also changed from a week after the Super Bowl, to a week before. On paper this may have seemed like a good idea at the time but the execution of this plan has been disastrous. So far less than 1/3 of the original players selected have committed to playing. Players have sighted such phantom injuries for the most part as the reason they can’t play.

Obviously the allure of playing in an NFL all star game is not enough to get these players to participate and this is something the League must correct. If not, what’s the point of even having an all star game when you can’t even get the all stars to show up. Nobody wants to watch a game filled with ‘above average’ players instead of the very best, but that’s exactly what they’re getting this year.

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