The Pro Bowl has been on life support, and it’s been stateside before.
Now, it appears there’s a chance it won’t be back in Hawaii next season.
According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, a league source said the NFL was “strongly considering” moving the Pro Bowl to Arizona to raise revenue and the profile of next season’s game.
Pairing the game up with the Super Bowl site at least makes for an attractive marketing opportunity, as it will get the top players into town and in front of the assembled media covering the title game.
How much players will like it is debatable, as many are bailing out of the all-star game left and right, and taking away the “free vacation in Hawaii” aspect might hamper attendance even more.