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NFL FINALLY gets it right: Pro Bowl to include skills challenge

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After years of the Pro Bowl becoming the biggest joke of all major sports All Start games, the NFL has finally decided to put in a skills challenge.

Much like the NBA has their All Star weekend which features skills challenges such as the three-point contest and the dunk contest that are more exciting than the actual All Star game, NFL players will compete in a series of challenges.

Those challenges are as follows:

  • Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball.
  • Power Relay Challenge: Four team members will compete in a timed relay race.
  • Precision Passing: Two players on each team will battle it out, trying to hit moving targets of varying size and distance.
  • Best Hands: Quarterback and wide receiver duos from each team will show off their skills, connecting on as many pass attempts as possible before time runs out.

The dodgeball game should be fun for all those who are hoping to see Tom Brady take ball to the face.

The others are fun tests of skill and athleticism.

Finally a part of the Pro Bowl that will be worth watching.

The competition will air Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 pm Pacific (7pm ET) on ESPN.