No, I'm not referring to the knee-jerk reflexive firing of Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan (who averaged more than 10-1/2 wins per season during his 14 year stint in the Mile-High City, including two Lombardi Trophies).
Rather, I am referring to the NFL's boneheaded plan to move the 2010 Pro Bowl in both space (from O'ahu to Miami) and in time (to the week prior to the Super Bowl).
Changing the city isn't so bad (though we truly enjoyed the two winters we lived in Ewa Beach, HI, just a short drive from the Ihilani at Ko Olina where the NFL players would spend the week; daughter Shelby got to meet some legendary players.)
But have they REALLY thought about the consequences of putting the Pro Bowl on the week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl? Like, oh, say... the risk of injury to a Super Bowl-bound player? Or will they allow Conference champion players the option of foregoing the Pro Bowl (thereby eliminating some of the best players from the Pro Bowl).
I predict the rationale given ("raise the profile of the Pro Bowl") will soon give way to a more-reasoned view -- and by 2011, the game will be relegated back to the sporting abyss between the Super Bowl and the Major League Baseball opener.