Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins (left) talks with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (right) at the 2012 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE)
New Orleans Saints fans are excited with the possibility of the team playing in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, the very game the city of New Orleans is hosting. If a deal is struck, the city could also host the Pro Bowl that year.
According to the league, New Orleans is one of the possible sites for the 2013 Pro Bowl. The NFL had a contract for two years with Hawaii to host the past two Pro Bowls.
The last time the Pro Bowl was hosted in the same city as the Super Bowl, was in 2010 when the Saints played in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. A possible good luck charm for superstitious fans in New Orleans.
While the league has said they are still looking at all the options, including returning to Hawaii, New Orleans would surely reap a huge economic boom with both events.
The 2010 Pro Bowl was actually the beginning of moving the game to Sunday before the Super Bowl to help enhance falling ratings. Fans are split on their feelings of the Pro Bowl of either loving it or not watching at all.
One person who is in favor of keeping the Pro Bowl in Hawaii is Saints quarterback Drew Brees who tweeted several days ago:
Hope fans enjoyed the Pro Bowl…really hope it stays in Hawaii. Love the experience, the fans, and the atmosphere. Aloha for now!
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