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Pro Bowl changes look good for Hawaii


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2013

~~<p>The National Football League has struggled to maintain interest in its annual Pro Bowl, which in recent years has been criticized for lackluster play by teams more interested in avoiding injury than providing fans with all-star performances. A decline in ratings and fan interest even prompted talk of ending the tradition entirely.</p>
<p>For Hawaii, the host of the Pro Bowl for more than 30 years, losing the game permanently would be bad news indeed. The state reaps many economic rewards, favorable media attention and good will by hosting the game.</p>
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The National Football League has struggled to maintain interest in its annual Pro Bowl, which in recent years has been criticized for lackluster play by teams more interested in avoiding injury than providing fans with all-star performances. A decline in ratings and fan interest even prompted talk of ending the tradition entirely.

For Hawaii, the host of the Pro Bowl for more than 30 years, losing the game permanently would be bad news indeed. The state reaps many economic rewards, favorable media attention and good will by hosting the game. Login for more...



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