In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). Since the merger with the rival American Football League (AFL) in 1970, it has been officially called the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl, matching the top players in the American Football Conference (AFC) against those in the National Football Conference (NFC).
Unlike most other sports leagues, which hold their all-star games during (roughly) the halfway point of their respective regular seasons, the Pro Bowl is played at the end of the NFL season. The NFL's all-star game draws bigger television ratings than all other major sports all-star games. The 2012 Pro Bowl drew 13.5 million viewers. However, the biggest concern of teams is to avoid injuries to the star players. The Associated Press wrote that players in the 2012 game were "hitting each other as though they were having a pillow fight."
... LB Chiefs – 47 ... Tony Collins RB Patriots Pro Bowl (1983) 85 ... George Crump DE Patriots – 90 ... Tootie Robbins T Cardinals – 46 ... Jody Schulz LB Eagles ... Dolphins – 153 ... Rod Coleman DE Raiders Pro Bowl (2005) 231 ... Troy Smith WR Eagles – 108 ... *David Garrard QB Jaguars Pro Bowl (2009) 241 ... Leonard Henry RB ...
... Will Arnett and Horatio Sanz, did a parody of the "The Super Bowl Shuffle" called "The Pro Bowl Shuffle" ... those four players were not named to the 2011 Pro Bowl at the time (Johnson later made the Pro Bowl as a replacement for injured Houston Texans running back Arian Foster) ...
... Fan voting has increased criticism of the Pro Bowl ... Voting by fans makes up 1/3 of the vote for Pro Bowl players ... In the 2008 Pro Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys had thirteen players on the NFC roster, an NFL record ...
... Kerry Collins Quarterback Penn State All-Rookie team selection and made the Pro Bowl in 1996. 700114000000000000014 ... Jason Peter Defensive end Nebraska College and Pro Football Newsweekly All-Rookie Team ... Jackson State 700111000000000000011 ... Dan Morgan Linebacker Miami (FL) Made the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team, and was later selected to ...
... The individuals included Strongside linebacker Brad Van Pelt, 5x Pro Bowl selection (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) Inside linebacker Harry Carson, 9x Pro Bowl selections ...
Famous quotes containing the words bowl and/or pro:
“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or
the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity.”
—Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes (l. XII, 67)
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—Ron Taffel (20th century)