This week, Broncos QB Peyton Manning apparently made a passionate speech to the players around him to play hard in the Pro Bowl. Manning's audience consisted of just one of the five quarterbacks selected to play. Star wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall both have opted out of the game. None of the NFC's linebackers were in attendance. Packers center Jeff Saturday was in attendance, but shouldn't be. He had such a bad season that he was benched in week 15.
With all respect to Manning, the game is ruined. The players just don't care. I would rather they just cancel it than play it another year. It wouldn't sit well with the fans, but it will probably happen someday.