Ok, I got a solution to this NFL Pro Bowl thing. If NFL execs want viewers, then take every coach that is currently manning the sidelines for the AFC and NFC teams and replace them with local kids, grade schoolers and junior high upstarts. Stick headsets atop their mop-top heads, give ’em clipboards and let the little guys run the show. The nation would be captivated. Picture a fifth grader calling in plays to Matt Schaub, referencing laminated sheets with crude backyard plays. Brilliant. I would watch every minute. Hell, let the athletes play without pads to avoid any serious injury (insert Robert Edwards joke here).
I’m falling in love with this idea more and more, even while you are laughing at the absurdity.