The NFL has just announced that the 2009 Pro Bowl will be played before the Super Bowl. They have also changed the location from Hawaii to Florida.
In 2010 the the 2009 Pro Bowl will be played at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on January 31,2010. One week later Super Bowl XLIV will be played at the same location on February 7, 2010.
This will be the first time that the Pro Bowl will be played prior to the Super Bowl. It will be only the second time that the Pro Bowl will be played in the same city as the Super Bowl. That was in 1967 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Hawaii has been the host of the Pro Bowl since 1980. Now they will be included in playing there on a rotating basis after 2010.
Moving the Pro Bowl to a week before the Super Bowl will make Super Bowl week that much stronger. it will also make the Pro Bowl much,much stronger.
Another move from the NFL to keep it growing and one of the most successful sports in the world.
Sounds interesting and has my thumbs- up!