Well, the good thing is that it is another game to watch. But it doesn't mean anything other than that to viewers like me. Being that it is (was) before the Super Bowl this year (2010), the Super Bowl contender team coaches would be idiots (and they aren't) to let any of THEIR players play in it. Wouldn't want to risk injury to a player they need for the Super Bowl. A joke I heard was that only the Detroit Lions practice team players would be playing in the Pro-Bowl. I don't know if it ever had any usefulness other than as a form of recognition for the players. Maybe that is reason enough to continue it. But AFTER the Super Bowl.