The Pro Bowl has become like pay-per-view porno in hotel rooms. I don't know anyone who will admit to watching it, but clearly, someone is. The ratings for the game this year were up 37%, and the highest since 2000.
I guess that's good news for the NFL, but I can't say I'm thrilled about it. If nothing else, it means that the league doesn't have any reason to try to improve the thing, which means that none of these four ideas will be adopted.
I'd really love to know who was watching this thing, and why. I caught as much of it as I could, but I have an excuse: I had to write a little something about it the next day. What's your excuse, pal?
I think the rest of you watched intently, but changed the channel when someone else came in the room, because you were ashamed of the firm grip that the NFL has over your life. Your wife came in, and you fumbled with the remote and were all like, "Oh, hi, honey. What's that? What am I watching? Oh, it's just this ... um ... PBS documentary about the, um, flappers in the 1920s. No, yeah, I love that stuff. Those girls sure had some spunk!"
You bunch of Pro Bowl watchers. Ridiculous. The lot of you.
• Pro Bowl draws highest ratings since 2000 / Yahoo! Sports
• An Unabridged List Of People Who Watched The Pro Bowl / BlogCritics