The NFL has announced an addition to the schedule for the week leading up to the Pro Bowl.
The league will hold a Skills Showdown on Thursday, January 26 involving players selected to the AFC and NFC teams for this year’s game. The game and the new event will be held in Orlando, Florida.
The new competition will include four events. There will be a dodgeball game between members of the teams, a relay race, a precision passing contest and a challenge for quarterbacks and wide receivers that will see them try to complete “as many pass attempts as possible before time runs out.”
While it has little to do with the game of football, there would seem to be less interesting things on television on a January Thursday evening than a dodgeball game between NFL players. We’ll see if the viewing public agrees in a little more than a month.