Originally Posted by packa7x
1000 times no. Ever hear of Robert Edwards? Pats picked him in '98. Had 1115 yards as a rookie, made the Pro Bowl, and blew his knee out in a stupid, innane, NFL run, beach flag football game. He almost had to have the leg amputated, and he was never the same again. A very promising career dashed by a stunt game. Football is risky enough as it is without risking injury to players for 'skill competitions'.
Oh, and the game was televised, too. I was watching it. It was pretty grusome. He was diving for a badly thrown ball, trying to make a *play* and his ankle caught in the sand somehow and his leg twisted. You knew it was bad on the spot. It's not worth risking at all, not to any player.
As for how to make the Pro Bowl better - there's no need to. It's a glorified exhibition, just take it as fun, casual, entertainment as not treat it as a real football game at all.
Last edited by Amy; 12-29-2012 at 05:26 PM.
"Illegal formation. The entire right side of the line was not on the line of scrimmage. This penalty is declined. First down, New England." Tony Corrente. Pats vs Colts, 10/18/15