The 2018 Pro Bowl takes place today in Orlando. It is the NFL’s all-star game, although it will be missing many big names. Participants from the Patriots and Eagles in next week’s Super Bowl will not compete. There are also players who will miss the game due to either injury or just not wanting to play.
The format this year is once again AFC vs. NFC. In recent years, we have seen a few different formats, such as a draft of the Pro Bowlers to two different teams, but this year’s contest will take place between the two conferences. So conference pride is (maybe? sort of?) on the line.
The game itself is usually not that memorable. There isn’t a lot of intensity on the field, which is a bit of an issue because so much of what makes football enjoyable to watch is fueled by emotion.
This year’s game has an earlier start than usual. It is an afternoon game rather than an evening kickoff. Viewing information is posted below.
Time, TV, and streaming info
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
- TV: ESPN
- Streaming: WatchESPN