Conventional wisdom tells you, If it aint broke, dont fix it. Apparently, the NFL has a version that says, If it is broke, see if you can break it even more."
As you may have heard, the NFL has a game this weekend called the Pro Bowl. It is the equivalent of the all-star game in the NBA, NHL, and MLB, except that the game is basically offense-only, and the teams are comprised of some, but not all, stars.
For about three decades, the game has been played in Hawaii a week following the Super Bowl. This year, though, the marketing gurus of the NFL brought the game to the mainland and moved it up to the week before the big game, completely taking away the chance of players from the two best teams playing in the game. No Drew Brees. No Peyton Manning.
In all, 14 players from the Pro Bowl roster were removed because the Colts and Saints made it to Super Bowl XLIV. The move took an irrelevant event and weakened it even further.