NFL News: Pro-Bowl Before the Super Bowl? Quoi?

I was just skimming the home page of NFL.com when six words caught my eye.

2010 Pro Bowl moving to Miami

followed by

will be played before Super Bowl

Did I read that correctly?  There’s more:

The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played one week before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31 and both games will be staged in Dolphin Stadium, the NFL announced Tuesday.

“We are looking at alternatives to strengthen the Pro Bowl,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We will continue to work with the players to make it a great event and will evaluate this concept after the 2010 Pro Bowl.”

The site and date of Pro Bowl games after 2010 will be determined at a later date and will include playing the game on a rotating basis in Honolulu, the NFL announced.

….It’s not a new notion to have the game moved up to take place between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. The NFL has discussed it multiple times in recent years, and Goodell told the Associated Press last month that having the game precede the Super Bowl would avoid a “somewhat anticlimactic” ending to the season.

Read the rest here.

And a reminder about the Bowl Games for college football 2008-2009.  Click here for full shed-duel.

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