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HONOLULU, HI - SUNDAY, JANUARY 31: The Pro Bowl logo on a football during the second half of the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 31, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Team Irvin defeated Team Rice 49-27. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

An NFL tradition that has spanned decades has finally come to an end! The NFL Pro Bowl will be no more. Or the NFL Pro Bowl football game will be gone. They have replaced the event with a series of skill based events for players to participate in. And the full contact game we all knew and loved, that’s replaced with a Flag Football game!  So you’ll get to see all your favorite players rip flags from each other now instead of attempting to play a somewhat real football game.

The Pro Bowl will now be called “The Pro Bowl Games”. It will take place right here in the Vegas with the Flag Football game taking place inside Allegiant Stadium. As far as the fans, they’re not too happy it seems. As for the players, this was always an added bonus for them to bring their families with them to enjoy a nice vacation and play some ball with all their friends/league players.

The Pro Bowl was originally held in Hawaii, which all players would try to perform the best they could during the season, so they could get that trip to Hawaii with their families. Over the years, the Pro Bowl slowly lost interest and fans found it more and more expensive to fly out to see their favorite players all in one place. That and the age and deterioration of the Aloha Stadium, it made it an easy decision for the NFL to move it elsewhere. It seems like they found Vegas will be the new spot for them to call home for The Pro Bowl Games, which seems somewhat appropriate since Vegas is considered the 9th Island.

We have more on this story and more in todays Entertainment News!



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