Report: NFL ‘strongly considering’ moving 2015 Pro Bowl from Hawaii to Arizona

Anwar S Richardson

One perk players selected to the Pro Bowl – outside of bonus money – could enjoy was taking members of their family to Hawaii.

For some reason, a trip to Arizona does not have that same ring (nothing against the beautiful state).

However, Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Pete Doughtery says the game could be moved from Hawaii to Arizona. Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 1, 2015. If the Pro Bowl were to move to Arizona, it would probably be played Jan. 25, 2015 at the same location.

If the Pro Bowl is moved, it will not be the first time.

The Super Bowl and Pro Bowl were played in Miami in 2009. Outside of that season, the Pro Bowl has been in Hawaii 34 of the past 35 years.

If a move to Arizona somehow leads to enhancing those ugly uniforms, or eliminating the network spotlight on Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice (there are current players worth talking about), it is worth switching the location to Arizona.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!