The 2013 Pro Bowl is upon us, although set in a rainy, cloudy Hawaii. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the entire island of Oahu, which includes Honolulu. The warning will be in place until Monday, when the players are set to leave.
This year’s game will most likely determine if the Pro Bowl will continue in the years to come. Player effort has always been a problem for fans, and if the weather conditions don’t improve the level of play might be decreased even more.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to pull the plug on the entire event if the players don’t take it more seriously.
Regardless, there will be a lot of talent on the field. QB’s like Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Matt Schaub for the AFC; and Eli Manning, Drew Brees, and Russell Wilson for the NFC. Running backs like Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch, and Jamaal Charles will be able to show off their powerful running game. And wide receivers like Julio Jones, Victor Cruz, A.J. Green, and Andre Johnson get to prove why they are the best in the NFL.
The AFC Team is the favorite to win by one point, as they are expecting Peyton Manning to dominate the NFC’s defense. It should be an interesting game to watch, especially when the fourth quarter rolls around and it is a rookie showdown: Luck vs Wilson.
It also could be the NFL’s last Pro Bowl, so fans will want to stay tuned.