The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon, featuring NFL stars participating in 7-on-7 Flag football for the first time and eight highly entertaining and made-for-television skill competitions, will begin live in primetime on Thursday, February 2 (7-8:30 p.m. ET), and culminate Sunday, February 5 (3-6 p.m.) with the entire four-plus hours of the re-imagined event from Las Vegas showcased on ESPN. Sunday’s three Flag football games and four skills competitions, the highlight of the new format, will also be on ABC, ESPN+, and Disney XD, with each platform simulcasting ESPN’s coverage. ESPN Deportes will add Spanish-language broadcast on the same day.
To help program the week-long event, the NFL collaborated with its partners, including ESPN, Peyton Manning and Omaha Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions.
Herbstreit, McAfee Voice Flag Football; Griffin III, Spears and Rutledge on Skills; Clark is Roaming Correspondent and Orlovsky Hits the Range
ESPN will amplify the two-day, friendly-yet-serious competition with loose and comedic commentary highlighting the personalities and extraordinary talent of the NFL stars amplified by ESPN’s elite production and sound enhancements to maximize the viewers’ experience.
ESPN’s Production Elements to Emphasize Player Interaction, Personalities
ESPN’s imaginative production will provide gripping Flag football vantage points and technologies to further showcase the personalities of the NFL stars. Select players, as well as Peyton and Eli, will be mic’d up, interviews will be spontaneous and banter will be emphasized and encouraged. Visually, fans will be kept up-to-date on the scoring which will begin on Thursday and then carry into Sunday’s competition.
ESPN Deportes Covers The 2023 Pro Bowl Games
Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega will anchor the coverage for ESPN Deportes, calling The 2023 Pro Bowl Games on both nights. John Sutcliffe will add to the coverage Sunday from Allegiant Stadium.
Football and Non-Football Skills Take Center Stage
In addition to the Flag football games, these skills challenges will take place on Sunday: Best Catch Finale presented by Uber Eats, Gridiron Gauntlet, Kick-Tac-Toe and Move The Chains competitions.
The Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon begin Thursday, live in primetime, with five skill challenges: Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball presented by Bud Light (three games), multiple part Lightning Round, Longest Drive presented by Bud Light, Precision Passing presented by EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23 Mobile and the first round of the Best Catch presented by Uber Eats.
The Pro Bowl Games skills competitions will have cumulative scoring starting on Thursday and leading up to the Flag football games on Sunday. Scoring for The Pro Bowl Games works in the following way:
Points from the skills competitions and first two Flag games will be added together and will be the score at the beginning of the third and final Flag game, which will determine the winning conference for The Pro Bowl Games.
Postseason NFL Countdown to Air NFL FLAG Youth Championship Ahead of Sunday’s Action
Surrounding The Pro Bowl Games, ESPN and ABC will have a special edition of Postseason NFL Countdown, beginning at 1 p.m. and leading into Sunday’s action. Booger McFarland, Robert Griffin III and Adam Schefter joining Suzy Kolber. Among the show’s highlights:
NFL Live Leads Into Primetime Event
NFL Live (4-5 p.m.) will precede the first night of competition and have a second episode in Las Vegas on Friday (Feb. 3), as Rutledge will anchor, with analysts Mina Kimes, Orlovsky and Spears. In addition to coverage of The Pro Bowl Games, the show will continue its coverage leading into Super Bowl LVII.
Fans can buy tickets at probowl.com/tickets to see all the action in person on Sunday, February 5, at Allegiant Stadium and catch the NFL’s biggest and brightest stars represent their team, city and conference.
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