The Pro Bowl. Are you pumped and ready for some hard-hitting NFL action? Me either, but this is what we have while we wait for next week's Super Bowl. Sunny and a high of 75 degrees. Must be nice. But at least it's football. Professional football, or a close facsimile thereof, and so we'll watch it, and perhaps see a few interesting plays, and who knows, we might even catch glimpse of a future Chiefs player, depending on how free agency turns out.
One new twist is that this will be the first Pro Bowl to have two rookie QB's - Andy Dalton in for Tom Brady, and Cam Newton replacing Eli Manning. Other notables include our old friend Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Ryan Mathews, Champ Bailey and more, more more. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees will also be on display, as will (local) fan favorites Philip Rivers and Stevie Johnson. And our own Derrick Johnson might even make an appearance.
Any favorite players? Favorite memories? Tell us about it here. And check out this awesome Fanshot about a very special "blast from the past" Pro Bowl (H/T - Tarkus)
We'll have an open thread later as we near game time.
You can read more on the 2012 Pro Bowl here.
When 7 PM EST