PRO BOWL GAME FACTS:
Official Name: AFC-NFC Pro Bowl
First Game Season: 1939
First Game Venue: Wrigley Field
First Game Location: Los Angeles, California
Notable MVPs: O.J. Simpson, Mark Gastineau, Rich Gannon, Ricky Williams
See Also: All-Star Game tickets
Pro Bowl Information:
The Pro Bowl represents the NFL's all-star game. After every season the Pro Bowl selects the top players from the AFC and the NFC to play in the highest television rated all-star game of all major sports. The Pro Bowl passed through many stadiums before finding a somewhat steady home at Aloha Stadium from 1980 to 2009. The 2010 edition came back to the mainland at Sun Life Stadium in Miami only to return to Hawaii in 2011 and 2012.
In attempt to make the Pro Bowl somewhat safer than a regular season game the rules and regulations of the Pro Bowl have taken on some alterations. Offensively there can be no motion or shifting and all formations must contain a tight end with no more than two receivers on one side. The Pro Bowl also allows intentional grounding but prohibits any rushing of a punt, PAT, or field goal attempt. Defensively all formations must be in a 4-3 and can't contain any blitz packages. The secondary is only allowed to run press coverage inside the 5 yard line. Finally, no calls in the Pro Bowl may be challenged.