Two professional leagues staged their All-Star games on Sunday.
While football is my favourite sport, the NFL’s ProBowl didn’t hold me.
A rainy day in Orlando didn’t make for great football. It’s been proven time and time again tackle football is a game that can’t be played half way, even when the weather is good.
I found the NHL’s 3-on-3 All-Star tournament in Tampa Bay far more entertaining.
The games are short, allowing the TV networks to throw in some nice features and interviews. The open ice lets the stars shine (Goaltenders may argue).
The $1-million prize at the end gives the final enough of a competitive nature without having players risk injury.
The purpose of All-Star games is to celebrate a sport, not have a mid-season game that rivals a playoff game.
The NHL and its television partners hit it out of the park.