The best non-championship-contending players are on the big stage tonight competing for $25,000 in the annual NFL Pro Bowl game.
Tens and tens of people are on hand at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and dozens more are watching at home. The only question tonight in the battle of Team Carter vs. Team Irvin is why any of us are watching?
Because it's football. That's why. Our teams are out of the playoffs. Fans of the Seahawks and Patriots are mocking us. We don't care, because we could either be watching Captain Antonio Brown and his band of Team Carteophytes, or we could be installing more princess-themed stories on a LeapReader.
Believe me, exhibition football is better than a lot of things, and as the wise Homer J. says, bad football is better than no football.
Maybe this is all just a game anyway, and it's supposed to be fun. Watch the guys we cheer ardently for just have some fun tonight, and maybe we can enjoy it along with them. It is football, after all.