Actually, we didn’t boycott the Pro Bowl. We just failed to give a shit because something as farcical as that game doesn’t deserve a second thought.
I mean, seriously. The only all-star game that should have Ted Butthole playing quarterback is a fucking Louisville alumni game.
At any rate, we gather that the team with Russell Wilson playing quarterback won and that would make sense. It would make sense since Wilson was literally the only quarterback playing in the Pro Bowl who actually deserved to be there.
The general consensus seems to be that the game was more reminiscent of kind of game you played at recess when you were in elementary school. You know, two-hand touch.
And that ain’t real football, is it?
Did you watch it?
If you did, go ahead and tell us your impressions.
However, from the looks of it, you didn’t watch.
Pro Bowl drew 5.0 overnight rating on ESPN. Likely lowest ever. Down sharply from ESPN's 5.6 in 2015 and NBC's 6.7 in 2014
The NFL has made some lame attempts to spice the Pro Bowl up by electing the “best players” regardless of conference and having a couple of retired ballplayers choose the teams fantasy-draft style.
Well, guess what.
No one gives a shit.
No one gives a shit because the best players don’t play and the game itself is not only pointless, but no one even tries.
Here’s a little bit more perspective on how quickly things are going downhill. That 6.7 rating in 2014 came against the Grammy Awards, which aired at the same time on CBS. The Grammys got an 8.5.
So despite no major programming competition this year, interest in the Pro Bowl still decreased.
Millions of people literally had this conversation.
“What do you want to do tonight?”
“I don’t know, but I do not want to watch the Pro Bowl. That’s for sure.”
If you were one of those people, we applaud you.
You didn’t miss anything and the only way this piece-of-shit farce is going away is if fewer people watch it next year than watched it this year.
And that’s what needs to happen. The ship has sailed on the Pro Bowl serving any purpose.