Can Anything Save the Pro Bowl?

My advice for watching the always-boring Pro Bowl: lie back, and think of Indy. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images North America)

NFL Pro Bowlers look like they’re just going through the motions. They give about 80 percent of normal effort on offense, and even less on defense. No play looks well-executed, no player comes off as a peak athlete.

A game comprised of the reputedly best players in the NFL winds up looking like anything but. People complain about this every year.

But after watching Sunday’s game, I wonder if anything can fix it, or if it’s simply doomed.

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