I’ve always said that the Pro Bowl should be played like a video game. It’s not like it’s ever a good game anyways, why not make it fun? They should have a giant Madden tournament or something and have the two finalists play the Pro Bowl. And by “play,” I mean they should get to call every play for the game. You’d be getting onside kicks, teams going for it on fourth and twenty, fake field goals, hail mary passes on second down, and ten-man blitzes throughout the whole game. Wouldn’t that be a lot of fun to watch?
But this will never happen. The NFL would never turn their sport into a real-life version of a video game. And it is for this reason that I am enjoying the referee strike and the resulting atrocious calls made by the replacement referees. It’s almost like each team has a certain amount of cheats they can use throughout the game and, frankly, it adds a new level of tension and excitement to the game. We’ve been watching football forever, and it’s getting a little redundant. But have you ever seen a player getting called for pass interference without even touching their opponent? Well, now you have.