Pro Bowl 2013 TV schedule on NBC begins Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7pm ET with coverage of the game from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
The NFL’s best — minus the players for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers playing in Super Bowl XLVII and any other players who have to withdraw due to “injury” — head to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for the 2013 Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 27, beginning at 7pm ET on NBC. Enjoy the Pro Bowl while you can, because NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has threatened to cancel the tradition if players don’t put enough effort into the game. Last year’s game was something of a laugher, as fans openly booed the performances on the field and quarterback Aaron Rodgers complained that players weren’t trying hard enough. Let’s face it, the game is an anachronism, and not worth even playing. The players don’t want to get hurt in it, the fans don’t want to watch bad football, the outcome has no meaning, and even CBS declined to televise it. It’s time to end the farce.
Here’s more Pro Bowl broadcast details from NBC’s Super Bowl coverage press release:
NFL PRO BOWL ON NBC
The NFL Pro Bowl returns to NBC in primetime at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 27. Pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage of the Pro Bowl will originate from the NBC Sports set in New Orleans. Host Dan Patrick will be joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King, and Mike Florio.
Calling the Pro Bowl is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), who just completed his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter. In addition to Tafoya, former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie will report from the sideline.