These things are never riveting affairs. Players mostly goof around and try not to get injured in a meaningless contest.
Then again, the official start to the offseason will be here in a little over a week. So, you may as well watch the Pro Bowl as one of the last two games you’ll see until preseason starts in August.
The most important part of this game is the honor of being named to it. An honor that often comes with a financial incentive written into a player’s contract. And for those whom rarely receive that honor, suiting up in a Pro Bowl uniform and playing in the game is also special.
Such is the case for Jared Cook, who was named to the team as an alternate, marking the 32-year-old tight end’s first career Pro Bowl nod after his tenth NFL season. He made the trip in place of Travis Kelce who was the only AFC tight end to have better receiving numbers.
Center Rodney Hudson was also an alternate, but neither of the Pouncey brothers Mike or Maurkice opted out of playing so Hudson will miss out on it this year.
Game: AFC vs NFC
Date: Sunday, January 27.
Kickoff: Noon Pacific (3.00 p.m. ET)
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
Weather: Live weather update.
TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC and Disney XD, with Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland as commentators and Lisa Salters the sideline reporter.