Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
I like it. There is nothing else on, and it may break up the awful 2 week break before the Super Bowl and give the media something to talk about besides the back-up center of a Super Bowl team.
That's the key for me. That break is brutal. The media picks a few talking points and beats them to death. While the game itself isn't the most entertaining thing, it will be a welcome distraction from the talking heads blathering on.
In years past, there was probably an atmosphere among pro-bowlers that the off-season had begun with the SB already having been played. This way the game is more connected to the season and we might see a more intense game.