2012 NFL Pro Bowl to Air on NBC Sunday, January 27, 2013

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May 30th, 2012

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The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 33rd time, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced today. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 27 on NBC at 7 PM ET and again serve as the signature event to kick off the week leading up to the Super Bowl. CBS will televise Super Bowl XLVII a week later on Sunday, February 3 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

“The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson. “We will support the players on this initiative to improve the Pro Bowl. We have had many discussions with the players in recent years about the Pro Bowl and they recognize that the quality of the game has not been up to NFL standards. We look forward to working with the players toward the goal of improving the competitiveness of this season’s game.”

"The players believe that the Pro Bowl is an important tradition,” said NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth. “We worked hard with the league to make sure the best players in the NFL are honored for their achievements on the field."


The NFL’s All-Star Game will be played the week before the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year. The 2012 Pro Bowl on NBC was watched by an average of 12.5 million viewers, the second most-watched NFL All-Star game since 2001 behind 2011’s game (13.4 million viewers). The Pro Bowl was the most-watched all-star game in all of sports in the 2011 season.


The Pro Bowl was held consecutively in Hawaii from 1980 to 2009. In 2010, the NFL moved the game to the week before the Super Bowl for the first time and it was held in South Florida, site of Super Bowl XLIV. The Pro Bowl returned to Hawaii for the 2011 and 2012 games.

  • Andrew DeCaro

    Wow This Will Be A Great 2012 NFL Season NBC Airs 2 Preseason Games On Sunday August 19 2012 And Sunday August 26 2012 Then College Gameday On ESPN Will Now Run Saturday September 1 2012 Until Tuesday January 1 2013 Then We Kickoff The Season On Wedensday September 5 2012 Beginning With The Cowboys Vs Giants In A Rematch Of The Final Game Of The 2011 Regular Season Then Sunday Night Football Begins On Sunday September 9 2012 with Another Postseason Rematch Steelers Vs Broncos Other Compelling Games Include the new Thanksgiving Night Game Patriots Vs Jets Sunday Night Games From Weeks 11 Thru 16 Will Also Be Compelling And Are Subject To Change On December 8 The Hesiman Trophy Will Be Handed Out Then The Final Week Of Sunday Night Football Will Be Sunday December 30 2012 That Decision Will Be Made 6 Days Before The End Of The Regular Season That Is 1 Day Before The End Of 2012 And The Beginning Of 2013 We Will Continue With A Wildcard Playoff Double Header On Saturday January 5 2013 With Tom Hammond And Lkiely Mike Mayock And Alex Flanagan In The 1st Game Then Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth And Michelle Tafoya in the 2nd Game We Will Continue The NFL Playoffs On Sunday January 6 2013 Followed By The Divisional Round On Saturday Jan 12 2013 And Sunday Jan 13 2013 And Then The AFC And NFC Conference Championship Games On Sunday Jan 20 2013 We Will Also Have College Football All Star Games On That Weekend As Well Beginning On Saturday January 19 2013 With The East West Shrine Bowl on NFL Network And Also On The Following Saturday January 26 2013 With The Senior Bowl Also Airing On NFL Network As Well And Then We Will Wrap Up Our Football Season On Sunday January 27 2013 With 2013 AFC NFC Pro Bowl From Aloha Stadium In Honolulu Hawaii But The Game Was Supposed To Air On CBS But Passed On It But It Was Given To NBC Sports The 2013 Pro Bowl Will Be My Last Game So Enjoy the 2012-13 NFL Season

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