With an NFC-leading 41 catches, WR Keyshawn Johnson is making an early push for his third Pro Bowl, which will now be played on February 9
The Pro Bowl, the NFL's season-ending all-star game, will be played in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, February 9, the NFL announced today.
The game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. (ET) from Aloha Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC-TV. It will be the first Pro Bowl to be played on a Saturday in the 23 years Hawaii has hosted the event.
Moving Super Bowl XXXVI back one week to February 3 necessitated the switch of the Pro Bowl.
"We are very thankful to the state of Hawaii for its cooperation in rescheduling our game," said NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. "We are looking forward to visiting Hawaii in February and watching the NFL's best players in action."
Buccaneer fans can vote for the AFC and NFC All-Star teams using a link right here on Buccaneers.com. On-line balloting for the Pro Bowl will conclude January 7.
This season, fans also can cast their votes until December 2 through interactive voting kiosks available at more than 5,200 participating Blockbuster stores nationwide. With more than 70 percent of the U.S. population living within 10 minutes of a Blockbuster store, more fans than ever can help send the NFL's best players to Hawaii.
The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are made up of the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 26-27.
The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.