7:00 p.m. ET: 60 Minutes (CBS) — Scott Pelley profiles U.S. secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Steve Kroft interviews NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
8:00 p.m. ET: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports (CNN) — Gupta reports on concussion-related injuries and deaths in youth sports, and how they can be prevented.
9:00 p.m. ET: Family Guy (Fox) — Stewie’s new best friend gets sick but his parents refuse to treat him; Peter has a religious experience.
Obviously what I’m saying is, the Pro Bowl sucks. But as long as the ratings remain sky-high, it won’t go away. So stop watching, people.
I still think we’d be better off with a good old-fashioned skills competition. It would require way less time and preparation for the players, which would mean more guys would be willing to commit. You could get the whole thing done in one afternoon.
Football is a sport that loses its luster when the competition is zapped out of it. That’s why a 60-minute game doesn’t work — there’s no passion. But if we have Aaron Rodgers battling Drew Brees in a throwing accuracy competition and running backs racing each other in a 100-meter dash, we have some fun-loving intensity on our hands.