Kevin C. Cox
It can be hard to get people to tune into the second-to-last football game of the NFL season, but it might be your last chance to say goodbye to one of the all-time greats. Find out when and how!
The 2013 Pro Bowl is on Sunday, and you know what that means: A bunch of alternates are going to carefully walk around each other, making sure that nobody gets hurt, and scoring lots of touchdowns. The good news is that nobody will get hurt and there will be a lot of scoring. Let's focus on the good news.
When: Sunday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. EST
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii, Aloha Stadium
Who: Well, lots of guys. You can find the full roster here on the official NFL.com website for the Pro Bowl. Notable changes include Andrew Luck replacing Tom Brady and Russell Wilson replacing Matt Ryan. With Robert Griffin III voted into the Pro Bowl (but injured and not attending) that means that all three of the big name rookie quarterbacks made the Pro Bowl in their first season.
The Falcons had five players make the Pro Bowl this season, including the injured Ryan. The others are Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, Thomas DeCoud and William Moore. For Gonzalez, it will likely be his last professional(ish) game. DeCoud is a Super Bowl replacement for Donte Whitner of the 49ers and Moore is a replacement for Dashon Goldson, also going to the Super Bowl.
Just to think that if the Falcons had beaten the 49ers, then DeCoud and Moore wouldn't be going to the Pro Bowl, which of course, provides exactly zero consolation. Plus, they'll likely have to give up a lot of points. At least it's one last chance to say "aloha" to Gonzalez.