Fixing the Pro Bowl

Time will tell how much of an effect Peyton Manning's plea to Pro Bowl players will be. Per Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Manning implored them to play hard in this year's Pro Bowl matchup. However, there is only so much excitement the game can generate with so many of the original selections skipping the game (four of six QBs opted out, as well as myriad other players like Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall), and issues with the selection process itself.