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Goodell noticed “improved quality” of Pro Bowl

2013 Pro Bowl

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 27: Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants and the NFC intercepts a pass against J. J. Watt #90 of the American Football Conference team during the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 27, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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In the latest sign that the Super Bowl promotional blitz encompasses every nook and cranny of the cultural world, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is answering questions on Reddit on Monday afternoon.

Goodell has fielded queries on a variety of topics, from sock lengths to overseas expansion. Somewhere in the middle was the future of the Pro Bowl, which has been tenuous thanks to a low quality of play in recent years. Goodell said he thought this year’s game took things in a different direction.

“I watched the game and noticed the improved quality of the game. I appreciate the players commitment in this regard,” Goodell wrote. “We need to continually work to make our game better for the fans. I look forward to getting detailed player comment and input over the next few weeks.”

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the league is considering its options for the future of the game, but that the consensus was that the on-field product was “much improved.” Game quality, timing and location are topics they reportedly want to discuss with players, including the possibility of playing the game at the site of the Super Bowl after swaths of empty seats greeted this year’s game.