The Pro Bowl has definitely had its ups and downs. It's probably the most glorified exhibition game on earth. I mean, even the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, wanted to cancel it this year.
"If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it," Goodell said. "It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough."
But nevertheless, with the amount of viewers the game pulls in every year, plus a free, all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii for the players, the Pro Bowl is very much alive for 2013. And just like the Wild Card games and eventually the Super Bowl, it will be available online.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will air on NBC at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Sunday, January 27th, live from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can check out the complete AFC and NFC rosters at the official NFL Pro Bowl page.
The NFL will be streaming the game live on its website. According to an announcement by the NFL, the online version will include live stats, in-game highlights, and camera angles you won't get to see if you watch it on TV.
You can also catch live video or audio streaming on NBC Sports.
If you want to watch the game on your smartphone, you have to be a Verizon customer. The NFL partnered with Verizon to provide the game to mobile users via the NFL Mobile app.
You can download the app below for your appropriate device.
Remember, the 2013 Pro Bowl will air on NBC at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Sunday, 1/27, so don't miss it!