When is the Pro Bowl 2020

Pro Bowl: Pro Bowl 2021: Virtual Pro Bowl instead of All-Star Game

Pro Bowl 2021: The Pro Bowl, which always takes place in the week before the Super Bowl, which is a magnet for spectators, is the NFL's all-star game. The 2021 Super Bowl has already fallen victim to the corona pandemic and has been canceled. You can find out here whether the Pro Bowl 2021 will take place and in what form. In addition, we will inform you about dates and the TV broadcast live on free TV or stream of the Pro Bowl 2021.

Pro Bowl 2021 canceled: virtual football game instead of all-star game

The NFL's calendar has already been adapted to the conditions of the corona pandemic. Football fans will therefore forego the preseason games in 2021, while the regular season and the playoffs of the NFL will take place. After the Superbowl was canceled, the league has now also canceled the Pro Bowl, which was scheduled for January 31, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise - a suburb of Las Vegas. However, the league is planning a "replacement" for the Pro Bowl. Fans should therefore vote online for the best players of the season for the All-Star teams. These then do not compete against each other in the stadium, but face various challenges online. The All-Star Game takes place as a virtual event in an American football video game called Madden NFL 21 over a period of one week. Various Madden matches with active players, NFL legends, celebrities or gaming streamers should pave the way to a virtual final game between NFC vs. AFC Madden.

Pro Bowl 2021: Voting for Madden NFL 21 event

Fans can already cast their votes for the voting and vote for their favorite player here. The voting for the virtual event of the Pro Bowl 2021 runs until December 17th. On December 18, 2020, coaches and players will cast their votes.

Pro Bowl 2021: Voting, Players and Modalities - What is the Pro Bowl?

The first all-star game was hosted by the National Football League (NFL) in January 1939 between the league's new champions and an all-star team. At that time, the New York Giants beat the team, which consisted of players from the Los Angeles Bulldogs and the Hollywood Allstars. In 1951 the Pro Bowl was reformed and from then on was a competition between two all-star teams of the leagues AFC and NFC. That's why the Pro Bowl is officially called AFC-NFC Pro Bowl today. Compared to normal NFL games, players are less aggressive because certain formations are set. For example, you always start at the 25 yard line instead of kicks on points. In addition, the play clock only runs for 35 seconds and there is always a tight end and a running back on the offensive.

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