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.
There were numerous complaints over last year’s game, won 59-41 by the AFC. Some players likened it to flag football and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that players “either didn’t want to play or when they were in there didn’t put any effort into it.”