Vikings Fans: Will You Watch The NFL’s 2015 Pro Bowl?


The NFL’s all-star game, titled the Pro Bowl, is set to be played this weekend.  For some, this is a meaningless game where offense is highlighted and defenses are handicapped to give high scoring games.  Others see it as the best players in the NFL being on display at one time in a high profile game one week before the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Team Carter alumni captain Cris Carter speaks during the Pro Bowl Kickoff Press Conference at The Arizona Biltmore. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings fans this year have very little to be excited about when it comes to the game.  Not only were none of the players from the team voted into the Pro Bowl, but even the alternate from Minnesota (Everson Griffen) didn’t end up on a squad.  Sure, one of the teams is “coached” by former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and Hall of Fame member Cris Carter.  But is that enough to be interested in the game?

From the general responses on social media, most Vikings fans feel like Harrison Smith and Everson Griffen both should have been chosen for the Pro Bowl.  Those two players had exceptional seasons and feel victim to the NFL’s broken method of voting players into their all-star game.  However, even if those two players were in the Pro Bowl, the rules of the game make the defensive players nearly non-existent.

The league tried to make the game more meaningful to the players by adding financial incentives for winning, but the pro-bowl still looks like a backyard game of football where the players are there just for the notoriety.

Which brings up the question:

Has the Pro Bowl format change made you more interested in the game?  Is playing the game one week before the Super Bowl a mistake since it won’t include players from the  conference champions?  What would have to change for you to be more interested in the game?

Discuss it in the comments below.

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