Why Doesn't Anyone Like The Pro Bowl?

Created on Jan. 25, 2014 11:52 AM EST

Sometimes, I feel as though I am the only person on the entire East Coast who enjoys watching the Pro Bowl and I don't fully understand why. Sure, the level of competition is not particularly high, but that is the way it is supposed to be. 

After a season full of hard work, tough breaks and, for some, few bright spots, the Pro Bowl provides players an outlet to stop treating football strictly as a job for 60 minutes and treat it as it really is - a kid's game.

The Pro Bowl is not meant to be a serious battle of skills between the season's best. Instead, it hearkens back to the days when players like Philip Rivers and Robert Mathis would ball with the neighborhood kids in the back yard, and allows them the chance to let their hair down and enjoy the game they love.

I'll concede that the game may not always be the most exciting, but the players love participating and forging friendships with fellow NFL stars that they typically do not get an opportunity to interact with.

What's not to like about that?