Posted February 25, 2014

Report: NFL discussing moving 2015 Pro Bowl to Arizona

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University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz will bid to host the 2016 college football championship. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLIX will played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The National Football League has had “active and serious discussions” about moving the Pro Bowl to Arizona next season, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Next year’s Super Bowl will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz, with the Pro Bowl scheduled to be played the week before the game.

The Pro Bowl has been played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu since 1979, with the exception of one year when it was played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami in 2010.

The league’s All-Star game went through a major overhaul this past season after instituting a draft for players selected for the game and making rules changes to make the game more competitive.

A team led by captain Jerry Rice beat a Deion Sanders-led team 22-21 in this year’s game.

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10 comments
PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

They're gonna move the Pro Bowl to AZ but take away the SB?  Um.... what?

mrfrogburger
mrfrogburger

Pro Bowl = piece of junk. They should send it to a foreign country.

pirate
pirate

Please, just put the Pro Bowl out of its misery! Even with the gimmicks and hype, it's painful to watch!

DOriginalDonald
DOriginalDonald

But what if the NFL discriminates Arizona for passing SB 1062?

tularocstar
tularocstar

@DOriginalDonald It's pretty much a blackmail scheme, or in this case, Gay 'Black-Males!'  Because the NFL, like Obama, has evolved into loving LGBT groups--so they can pander to them--while ignore the rights of private business owners! 

VictorNewman
VictorNewman

@DOriginalDonald  even that former dental hygienist turned governor wouldn't sign that stupid bill, since it will be overturned by the courts anyway.

tularocstar
tularocstar

@VictorNewman Stupid bill?  Private businesses have all the right to refuse service to anyone--even losers like you!  Left-wing propaganda and LGBT activists are making this Bill about anti-gay!  Complete bul**hit!  But, you're just too smart to even read the Bill, as your ignorant comments have shown here.

BlowMeow
BlowMeow

@tularocstar @VictorNewman  Just to play devil's advocate, could a company also refuse heterosexuals? Also, my religion says I shouldn't pay taxes, but I still have to...that's life.