In an attempt to make the NFL Pro Bowl a little more appealing to the masses–which it definitely generally is not–there is one huge tweak that they made to the NFL all-star game this season. NFL legends Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will actually draft teams, rather than just assigning them to their home conference.
Well, if anyone knows Deion Sanders, you know that nothing can ever get interesting enough for him, that’s why he tweeted on on Monday that he will not only be coaching his team, but he’ll be suiting up as well.
Ladies and Gentlemen I am officially announcing “I WILL SUIT UP IN HAWAII” Please let @JerryRice know that a real captain leads by example!
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) January 13, 2014
As you can see, he also urged his counterpart in Rice to do the same.
Now, whether or not “suit up” means that Sanders will take the field and beg for the ball in his hands remains to be seen, but you have to admit that it would be interesting to see Neon Deion go up against the best in the game today.
Deion Sanders vs. Calvin Johnson, anyone?