Whether or not he actually suits up in Hawaii, Deion Sanders has accomplished something Pro Bowl related. He’s actually got us talking about it. I’m not sure if Deion Sanders got us to actually care about it, but he does have us discussing it. In attempts to generate more interest, make that any interest at all, the NFL has done a series of tweaks to the rules and regulations surrounding it’s All-Star game.
Under yet another format change, Deion Sanders and fellow NFL legend Jerry Rice will divide the pool of Pro Bowl players into two rosters during a two-day draft before the Jan. 26 game in Honolulu.
Deion Sanders took it up a notch today when he tweeted that he would actually suit up in the Pro Bowl.
Ladies and Gentlemen I am officially announcing “I WILL SUIT UP IN HAWAII” Please let @JerryRice know that a real captain leads by example!
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) January 13, 2014
The Pro Bowl draft will be held Jan. 22. Offensive and defensive players with the most votes whose teams don’t make it past the divisional playoff round will serve as active player captains. Deion Sanders later tweeted to Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson that he wanted to wear his trademark #21 for the game.
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