Fan voting is something that has been added into sports the last couple of seasons. The NBA, NFL and MLB allows fans to vote players into All-Star games. This is a good thing, but also could be an unfair thing. I will discuss the pros and cons of All-Star fan voting; starting with the positives.
Who wouldn’t want to see players from his/her favorite team not be in the All-Star game? Didn’t think so.
What Yankees fan wants to see a Red Sox player having an incredible season start for the American League? Well, I would not.
Having fans vote players into the All-Star game was a smart thing to add to the game. It makes sports even more fun. Allowing fans the option to vote let’s us decide who we want to see start in the All-Star game. It also allows us to be able to not vote for someone deserving.
I like the idea of allowing fans to vote, but I think that it should ultimately be up to the players in the league to vote.
For example, the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers are hated NFL rivals and do not like each other. But, Joe Flacco, QB for the Ravens, had a remarkable season throwing for 4,500 yards and 40TD’s. Those numbers are certainly Pro Bowl(NFL All-Star game) worthy.
He doesn’t get voted in, but instead Ben Roethlisberger, QB for the Steelers, gets voted in because Steelers fans’ voted for him millions of times, although he had a pedestrian season.
The point of this blog is to say this: Sports leagues allowing fans to vote was and is a great idea, but shouldn’t be factored in heavily at all.
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