The 2012 Pro Bowl was more exciting than it normally was for Bengals fans, who finally got to see some of the best Bengals players get some national love. Geno Atkins, Jermaine Gresham, A.J. Green, and Andy Dalton all played in the game, the most players the Bengals have sent to the Pro Bowl since the 2005 season.
The game itself, however, was a bit less exciting. Both squads jogged around for the first few series, before finally turning it on for the rest of the game.
The Hawaii crowd didn't appreciate the lackadaisical play at all and booed loudly during the first few minutes. Packers' Quarterback Aaron Rodgers later said that some of his NFC teammates "embarrassed themselves" during the game.
The game was so bad at times that the NFL is now considering removing it altogether. Players fear injuring themselves by over-playing, and don't seem to care if they are in poor coverage or making a poor effort. Fans aren't pleased, and the NFL now realizes that something must be done.
The location of the game is still in question too, as playing it in Hawaii is expensive and distant from most NFL fans. And, what about the time of the game? Why is it played the weekend before the Superbowl? The NFL must answer these questions soon.