Over the past week, Chicago has been highlighted on several occasions on a national scale. The first incident came last Tuesday when President Donald Trump wrote a tweet regarding Chicago’s uncontrollable violence. What seemed almost threatening to the nation’s third largest city failed to gain as much attention as I thought it was have received from Chicagoans.
Over the last few years, the NFL’s Pro Bowl has been heavily criticized for not living up to the expectations of what an “all-star game” should look like. However, last night proved how relevant the game still is despite what the critics say.
Miss Universe, the annual international pageant, aired last night, and it overlapped with the Pro Bowl. Before diving into any numbers regarding TV ratings and viewership, I would have guessed that the Miss Universe pageant would garner more interest than the Pro Bowl given all the attention it received last year after Steve Harvey’s botched announcement of the winner.