The Pro Bowl Draft went pretty well in my opinion

Andrew Luck was the first player chosen on Day 2 of the Pro Bowl Draft.

Even though I work for the NFL, I want say that this is my unbiased opinion of how the NFL Pro Bowl Draft went down last night. I think it went pretty well.

If you watched the Pro Bowl Draft last night, you either or a football junkie, was curious or had nothing else better to do. And for the most part, the draft did exactly what I expected it to do: entertain me. Even though the first day was just to draft players that weren’t part of the skill positions, the second day provided a lot of excitement. Would it have been better to make it one day with all the players? Possibly. But in a way, separating the draft to those two days might be better. I don’t know.

But for a first time trial, I think it went well. After all, the country loves football so it’s worth making this a kind of a big deal in itself without going too over the top. At least that’s not what I think it felt like.

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NFL unveils drastically changed Pro Bowl uniforms

Were you ready for this?

Now that the NFL has taken an NHL-style approach to the Pro Bowl, that means the traditional red AFC uniforms vs the blue NFC uniforms are no longer needed. That means there will be new uniforms and this is what it looks like. The colors are “vibrant orange” and “volt.”

Nike says the new uniforms will feature stars on nameplates that represent how many times a player has been selected to the Pro Bowl. The NBA does it. Major League Baseball did it once.

The logos on the sleeves appear to be in one color, matching the jersey. The pants “striping” is the same as the Jaguars style (and most of college football). And the socks break the rules of having white at the bottom. Here are high resolution images of the white and charcoal uniforms. 

So what do you think about the new uniforms?  Given that Nike has roots in the state of Oregon, it looks like it’s the Beavers vs the Ducks. It’s not great, but it’s not bad. It’s just there.