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NFL Ends 71-Year Tradition and It’s About Time

The NFL executive has steered the sports to a whole new direction. NFL exectutive has now introduced this to the sport.

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Recently the associated press has learned that the NFL is replacing a certain element.

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Read on to find out.

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The NFL finally thinks its time for a change within the sport.

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“We think there’s a real opportunity to do something wholly different here,” said the NFL executive.

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Now, the NFL is no stranger when it comes to injuries.

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You can find a long list of injuries sustained by NFL players here.

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But now it seems as though the NFL is abolishing that old tradition…

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And are now introducing flagged games.

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The new event will overtake the old tradition, which started back in 1951.

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It will be renamed The Pro Bowl Games…

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Which will feature AFC and NFC players.

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Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive told The Associated Press that the NFL has been looking for a Pro Bowl replacement for quite some time now…

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And after getting feedback from players, coaches, and general managers…

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The league chose this new direction to showcase the NFL’s pool of talent.

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“We think there’s a real opportunity to do something wholly different here and move away from the traditional tackle football game,” he said.

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He continues…

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“We decided the goal is to celebrate 88 of the biggest stars in the NFL in a really positive, fun, yet competitive way.

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“The feedback very directly from guys who had been in the Pro Bowl recently was to keep the construct of the week, make sure you’re having that multi-day element.

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“It was overwhelmingly positive both from players as well as from clubs.”

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It was in January 1951 that the Pro Bowl debuted in Los Angeles…

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And it remained in Los Angeles for twenty-one seasons until 1972 to 1980, when the game moved to different cities.

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The Pro Bowl has been criticized over the years of the quality of play.

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It’s reasonable as to why players are concerned about getting injured…

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And treating the game more like an exhibition…

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Rather than a competition. 

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However, the situation could easily be resolved with a flag football game…

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Which could increase the competition in the game…

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And minimize injuries to players.

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The NFL has a major interest in flag football.

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The NFL partnered with the International Federation of American Football to bring flag football to The World Games in July.

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Peyton Manning and his production company, Omaha Productions…

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Have been involved with the plans to replace the Pro Bowl.

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Introducing the flag football game…

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Manning is hoping to attract a lot more youngsters to grow into the sport.

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“The Pro Bowl has always been a time to step back and celebrate the game of football with teammates, fans and family,” Manning said. 

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He continues: “I’m thankful I can continue to be part of the week as all of us at Omaha Productions work with the NFL to reimagine The Pro Bowl Games. 

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“Making Sunday’s game a flag football game is great to see.

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“Youth football has been extremely important to me, and knowing NFL flag will help grow this sport.”

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“I hope boys and girls can see themselves playing the same game as the best players in the world.”

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What are your thoughts?

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