The NFL Pro Bowl will remain for the time being and remain in Hawaii next season on Jan. 27, the week before the Super Bowl.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had considered the idea of doing away with the annual event after a less than competitive game in last season’s 59-41 AFC win. After discussions between the players’ union and the league, it was announced that the game would stay.
Held in Hawaii 1980-2009.
Moved to week before Super Bowl.
Held in Miami 2010.
Held in Hawaii 2011-2012.
The players have promised that the game will be more competitive.
In another consideration the TV ratings of 12.5 million viewers made the Pro Bowl the most watched of the all-star games for the 2011 season.
Posted by Deb Smith