MIAMI, Fla-We can argue for the Pro Bowl to be played after the Super Bowl.
We can argue for the Pro Bowl to be played in Hawaii.
But at the end of the day, numbers talk. And the numbers for the 2010 Pro Bowl indicate that moving the game up two weeks and playing it in Miami instead of Hawaii was a good decision.
12.3 million viewers tuned in to the NFL’s annual all-star game on ESPN this past Sunday night, the most since 2000, according to the Associated Press. Last year’s Pro Bowl on NBC drew just 8.8 million viewers, which is 40 percent less than what the game brought in this season.
In addition, Sunday night’s attendance at Sun Life Stadium was reported to be 70,697, the most for a Pro Bowl since 1959 when the game was held in Los Angeles.
All of this asks the question: If the television numbers were good and the attendance numbers were good, shouldn’t the NFL stick with the change?
Hit me up on Twitter: @JoeFortenbaugh
Hit me up in South Beach: Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
DEC 19 Joel Corry
A look at how the Chicago Bears could swing a trade to deal their high-priced quarterback.
DEC 12 Joel Corry
Should San Francisco decide to part ways with its quarterback, here’s how it would work.
DEC 10 Erik Oehler
Sometimes they aren't out to get you.