The report regarding possible cancellation of the Pro Bowl reminded me of something I’ve heard consistently this week from sources who are in the know.
Next year’s Pro Bowl likely will be played in New Orleans, site of Super Bowl XLVII. If it’s played.
And the players won’t like that. The one-week boondoggle to Honolulu provides the biggest attraction for the men invited to the game. Two years ago, when the Pro Bowl was played in Miami a week before Super Bowl XLIV, players privately groused about the location and the accommodations.
As Rosenthal pointed out earlier today, a total cancellation of the event seems unlikely, given that more people watched this year’s edition of glorified two-hand touch than watched the 2011 MLB all-star game.