Commissioner Goodell, Are You Reading This?

1 Feb

I was hoping to begin this post with the news of continued low ratings for the NFL “all-star game” (since I would probably get in trouble for saying the “P” word), played last night in Miami. This statistic was going to further the argument that no one pays attention to the “all-star game,” the players don’t necessarily want to play in it, and that the whole thing is essentially a big joke that no one cares about.

Looks like I won’t be able to do that.

There go my supporting arguments.

Nevertheless, I have an idea for making the “all-star game” more relevant, if not more watchable. Ratings rise of 40% over last year or no, I’m going to share it with all of you.

The NFL should raise the stakes of its “all-star game”, similar to what Major League Baseball did with its “game of best players” (since I can’t say the “A” word). Add a league-wide bye week to the NFL schedule at about mid-season, during which time the “all-star game” will be played. The victorious conference will then automatically win the coin toss at the “big game” (since I can’t say the “S” word).

Simple, right?

NFL, are you listening?

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