By Ryan Berenz
After last year’s experiment of playing the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium the week before Super Bowl XLIV, the NFL has decided to move the all-star spectacle back to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. But while the site has changed, the date hasn’t. It will still be played the week before Super Bowl XLV, so don’t expect to see any players from the Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers in Honolulu. Top starters for the AFC are Philip Rivers, Arian Foster, Reggie Wayne, Ray Lewis and Darelle Revis. The NFC has Michael Vick, Michael Turner, Roddy White, Julius Peppers, DeMarcus Ware, DeAngelo Hall and Devin Hester. FOX airs the game Sunday, Jan. 30, at 7pm ET. Here are the release and broadcast details from FOX:
NFL All-Stars Meet in Pro Bowl from Hawaii Sunday Night on FOX
Featuring Helmet-Cam and More Miked Players Than Any Other NFL Broadcast
The NFL’s best enjoyed kicking-off Super Bowl week so much last year, they’re doing it again this year. With one week until the Steelers and Packers clash for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLV, FOX Sports presents the 2011 Pro Bowl LIVE from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, Jan. 30 (7:00 PM ET). Hall of Famer and three-time Pro Bowler Terry Bradshaw alongside FOX NFL SUNDAY co-host Curt Menefee handle all pre and postgame activities. Once they set the stage for the NFL’s All-Star event, Bradshaw joins play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman and analyst Brian Billick in the broadcast booth. On-field analyst Tony Siragusa and NFL Insider Jay Glazer prowl the sidelines providing all the insight to the NFL All-Stars.
FOX Sports brings back an fan favorite with several players agreeing to wear ‘helmet-cam.’ The tiny HD camera gives viewers a first-hand perspective on avoiding the rush or scoring a touchdown. In addition, FOX Sports plans to mike at least 10 players and coaches, more than any other NFL broadcast before.