Pro Bowl returning to Hawaii in January
The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will
be played the week before the Super Bowl.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Wednesday at the owners
meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has
been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26. He adds that Hawaii
will be included ”on some sort of rotational basis” in any future
Pro Bowl scheduling.
Goodell says he was encouraged by the level of performance in
this year’s game, won 62-35 by the NFC.
He says while the system for choosing the players won’t change,
some consideration has been given to having team captains select
their rosters, rather than an AFC vs. NFC format. Last January,
Goodell notes, Peyton and Eli Manning could have ”drafted” their
Pro Bowl teammates.