Report: NFL still deciding on Pro Bowl future

Tuesday January 29th, 2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the quality of play improved in the Pro Bowl over last season's game. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the quality of play improved in the Pro Bowl over last season's game. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

While there were plenty of empty seats for the Pro Bowl played last night, the NFL is still thinking of what to do with the game and its immediate future is still in doubt.

The announced crowd was 47,134 for the NFC's 62-35 victory over the AFC. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the quality of play improved over last season's game, but doesn't necessarily mean the game will be played in the future.

Goodell answered questions during an online chat with fans on Reddit on Monday concerning the league's pressing issues, including overseas expansion and players being fined for wardrobe malfunctions.

"I watched the game and noticed the improved quality of the game. I appreciate the players commitment in this regard. We need to continually work to make our game better for the fans. I look forward to getting detailed player comment and input over the next few weeks," Goodell said, via NFL.com.
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.