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."
... RB Vikings – 314 ... Mike Brewington LB Chiefs – 47 ... Tony Collins RB Patriots Pro Bowl (1983) 85 ... George Crump DE Patriots – 90 ... Tootie Robbins ... Larry Shannon WR 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 Dolphins ...
... 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 ... back Jackson State 700111000000000000011 ... Dan Morgan Linebacker Miami (FL) Made the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team, and was later selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2004 and 2005 ...
... 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 ...
... the show's staff, plus Will Arnett and Horatio Sanz, did a parody of the "The Super Bowl Shuffle" called "The Pro Bowl Shuffle" ... Aaron Rodgers, even though 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) ...
... 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 (1978, 1979, 1981 ...
Famous quotes containing the words bowl and/or pro:
“Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!
Our virgins dance beneath the shade
I see their glorious black eyes shine;
But gazing on each glowing maid,
My own the burning tear-drop laves,
To think such breasts must suckle slaves.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“It is sweet and honourable to die for ones country.
[Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658 B.C.)