User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Auto
Soccer
Horses
Golf
More
Betting Tools

 
Goodell: 2013 Pro Bowl play improved

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

HONOLULU (AP) - At least one key NFL executive thinks play improved at the Pro Bowl this year: Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Advertisement
Goodell said Monday during a one-hour question and answer session on the social network Reddit that he thought the game improved from last year, when players were clearly not trying and were booed by fans in Hawaii.

``I watched the game and noticed the improved quality of the game,'' Goodell said.

The NFC dominated the AFC 62-35 on Sunday in a game that had some highlight-quality plays but that quickly became lopsided.

Goodell said he appreciates the commitment from players to make the game better.

``We need to continually work to make our game better for the fans,'' Goodell said. ``I look forward to getting detailed player comment and input over the next few weeks.''

Goodell interacted with fans during an ``Ask Me Anything'' session on Reddit, a popular message-board style website that allows users to vote posts and comments up or down. Goodell's session drew hundreds of questions and thousands of responses; the commissioner answered 14 questions.

The league has said it plans to decide on the future of the Pro Bowl by April, when next season's schedule is expected to be released.

Pro Bowl players immediately defended their play after the game, saying they tried hard and hoped the festivities would continue for future Pro Bowlers.

``I think he got what he asked for,'' said Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who set a Pro Bowl record with 10 catches.

``I think guys were intense, I think we understood exactly what he wanted, guys were making plays all over the field,'' Cruz said.

The game had its share of shenanigans, as well. Green Bay center Jeff Saturday lined up for one play on the AFC side even though he was a captain on the NFC team. That allowed him to snap one last ball to Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, his longtime teammate in Indianapolis before this season.

Houston defensive end J.J. Watt also lined up at wide receiver, getting two targets but recording no catches.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Preseason Week 4 Essentials
Roberts: Eagles get attention in Vegas
Lawrence: NFC Betting Outlook
Lawrence: AFC Betting Outlook
Chiefs' TE Kelce out with ankle injury
Cousins to start season as Redskins QB
Broncos again look like class of AFC West
Steelers WR Bryant suspended 4 games
No deal reached in 'Deflategate'
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NFL Hot Streaks
11-0 Thursdays, 27-10 +1,592 TY
8-1 Preseason Record
6-0 NFL Selections TY
4-2 G-Plays This Year
7-4 Record This Season
4-2 Over/Under Record
4-2 Last 6 NFL Selections
4-1 Last 5 Guaranteed Plays
8-4 L12 Picks, 3-1 L4 Totals
NCAAFB College Football Expert Sports Picks- Duke Blue Devils at Tulane Green Wave
2015 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1592
Jimmy Boyd + 715
Jim Feist + 600
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 478
Joe Nelson + 200
Gary Bart + 162
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Jim Feist 100 %
Jimmy Boyd 89 %
Antony Dinero 73 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
ASA + 300
Pat Hawkins + 195
Chip Chirimbes + 100
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 974
Jimmy Boyd + 500
ASA + 200
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 375
Paul Bovi + 300
Jim Feist + 300
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership