NFL Names Alumni Captains For 2015 Pro Bowl

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File this one under: Things The NFL Is Doing To Keep Its Barely Watchable All-Star Game Fresh, Though Still Probably Unwatchable.

The league office today announced its two alumni captains for the 2015 Pro Bowl, the second in the new format: Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin. They’ll serve the same role that did Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice a year ago, drafting two teams from one pool of players of both conferences.

Helping them pick sides will be two player captains and one fantasy football champion.

On the one hand, the league’s efforts to build hype by adding events before the actual is smart. That strategy is, after all, what’s made the NFL the king of the sports calendar that it is.

On the other, the NFL’s problem with the game is the quality of the game itself, something that isn’t really enhanced by the manner in which the teams are selected. So, (shrug).


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