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Monday, June 6, 2016

"No more Aloha spirit in Pro bowl..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #132)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!

Kimo's world #128
Editors note;
Hawaii tourism leaders lament loss of Pro Bowl to Florida; Read how Hawaii lost the Pro Bowl

No more Aloha spirit in Pro bowl

The Pro bowl started becoming less of a game when they started playing  a week before the Super bowl making any Super bowl team players ineligible--thus making players give up their Pro bowl status to substitutions. 

The game is no longer played with a competitive edge since players do not want to risk careers to possible injury.

Football has become a monetary business and the good ole days of team spirit and players being rewarded with a trip to Hawaii  as a way to say thanks for their above average play amongst peers are long gone. 

These days players are paid well enough to afford Hawaiian vacations any time of the off season. It's all about the money and even though Hawaii is where most of us would a prefer it, the buck stops here and proceeds to  Orlando with all the bells and whistles, except  the Aloha spirit. 

Editors note, 

This blog appeared as an opinion article in the June 6, 2016 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser;

The Staradvertiser has a paywall, so for those without a subscription I have copy and pasted below along with the link;

Pro Bowl in Florida will lack aloha spirit

Hana Hou, (Encore)  


Mufi Hannemann said...

Thx Kimo for sharing - mahalo Mufi

Josh Klein said...

I actually believe the players look forward to coming to Hawaii. Orlando, really?

KimoRosen said...

The last couple years sucked when the teams had Captains comprised of has been players vs the old NFC vs. AFC. You actually had team mates from one team playing against each other. Very hard for fans to root for a team since in the past fans with an AFC favorite would cheer for the AFC team, and fans with an NFC team base would do likewise...