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NHL all star game 4 17.39%
Pro Bowl 19 82.61%
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:21 AM
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Which is worse: NHL all star game or the Pro Bowl


Poll coming. Assuming youíre at a least a casual fan of both sports, which of these awful events do you like the least?

As awful as the Pro Bowl is, Iím going with the NHL all star game. Itís nothing like real hockey and it pisses me off that thereís yet another break in the NHL schedule after the one for Christmas.

This is one of those shitty weekends where both games occur, so thereís no NHL to compensate for no real NFL.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:42 AM
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Hard choice and I watch neither. Maybe Iíll check out a couple of minutes of the probowl. At least they look like they are having fun. Iíll pick the NHL game as worse.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:57 AM
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They're both pretty useless, and since they're playing high-contact sports, the players wind up playing a very different version of the game, to try to minimize injury risk.

I voted for the Pro Bowl, if only because it comes at the end of the season. A majority of the players in the Pro Bowl haven't played for a month (since they were on non-playoff teams), a not-insignificant number of the players named to it choose to not go, and since they moved the game to the week before the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl lacks players from two of the league's best teams.

I haven't bothered to watch the Pro Bowl in a decade or more, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything by doing so.
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They're both pretty useless, and since they're playing high-contact sports, the players wind up playing a very different version of the game, to try to minimize injury risk.

I voted for the Pro Bowl, if only because it comes at the end of the season. A majority of the players in the Pro Bowl haven't played for a month (since they were on non-playoff teams), a not-insignificant number of the players named to it choose to not go, and since they moved the game to the week before the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl lacks players from two of the league's best teams.

I haven't bothered to watch the Pro Bowl in a decade or more, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything by doing so.
Yeah, when I worked the Sunday night shift weíd have it on, but itís the one sporting event that was more boring than the stupid useless excel reports I had to run. Iíd take Olympic curling over the pro bowl any day
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The skills challenge events for Pro Bowl players are fun. They should skip the game and just do more of that. I actually enjoy watching those challenges. I can’t remember the last time I tried to watch the game itself, and I’ve never sat through the whole thing.
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The skills challenge events for Pro Bowl players are fun. They should skip the game and just do more of that. I actually enjoy watching those challenges. I canít remember the last time I tried to watch the game itself, and Iíve never sat through the whole thing.
The NFL, recognzing that it's a terrible game, has been tinkering with the Pro Bowl for a decade or more, which is why it's now the week *before* the Super Bowl, as well as why they've added in the skills competitions. The league has also considered just dropping the stupid thing altogether, but I suspect that the reason it lives on is that the NFL can't pass up one more excuse to sell ad space for a weekend.
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