Hawaii still has to pay $4 million per game to hold the Pro Bowl this year and 2012. They are not minding it since ratings for AFC-NFC matchup had been up. In the last ten years the ProBowl had been watched by many sports fanatics. Last year the match up was viewed by 12.3 million fans big upscale when compared to the 2009 Pro Bowl in Honolulu on NBC which only drew 8.8 million viewers.
Two teams will be leading the Pro Bowl 2011. The Atlanta Falcons leads the NCF with nine selections while the New England Patriots leads the AFC with eight. Both the Falcons and Patriots are favorites to go to the Super Bowl until they both lost their games. Green Bay Packers defeated Atlanta Falcons, 48-21 while New York Jets defeated New England Patriots, 28-21.
We will also be seeing two Japanese coached in the ProBowl 2011 which was a move to widen the game's popularity in Asia. Ritsumeikan University coach Akira Yonekura will be on the NFC sideline and Waseda University offensive line coach Hiroyuki Yabe will be on the AFC's coaching staff.
The main event for the National Football League will be the Steelers and Packers faceoff for Super Bowl 2011 in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6.