Pro Bowl 2013 preview, time, rosters and more

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 Pro Bowl kicks off this evening in what should be an incredibly exciting event. If you enjoy watching lineman chat with each other while the offense plays 7 on 7, then this really is the game for you!

Having said that, I don't really get the complaints about the Pro Bowl and the constant calls to "fix it." Yes, the game is awful, but it's always been awful. This isn't like baseball where once upon a time the all star game was something that was competitive. The Pro Bowl has always just been a vacation where guys give little to no effort. And despite that, 12 million people still watch it.

And taking it a step further, do we even want a competitive Pro Bowl? There are no Eagles in Hawaii this year, but if there were I certainly wouldn't want them in a game where people are actually trying to hit and tackle.

So leave the Pro Bowl as it is. Or get rid of it. I don't really care that much. It is what it has always been.

Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Kickoff time: 7 p.m. ET
TV schedule: NBC
Odds: NFC -1
Over/Under: 85

2013 NFL Pro Bowl rosters

AFC NFC
Quarterback
*Peyton Manning Denver Drew Brees New Orleans
Matt Schaub Houston Eli Manning New York Giants
Andrew Luck Indianapolis Russell Wilson Seattle
Running Back
*Arian Foster Houston *Adrian Peterson Minnesota
Jamaal Charles Kansas City Marshawn Lynch Seattle
C.J. Spiller Buffalo Doug Martin Tampa Bay
Fullback
*Marcel Reece Oakland Jerome Felton Minnesota
Wide receiver
*Andre Johnson Houston Julio Jones Atlanta
*A.J. Green Cincinnati Victor Cruz New York Giants
Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Larry Fitzgerald Arizona
DeMaryius Thomas Denver Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay
Tight end
Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati Jason Witten Dallas
Owen Daniels Houston Kyle Rudolph Minnesota
Tackle
*Duane Brown Houston Russell Okung Seattle
*Joe Thomas Cleveland Jermon Bushrod New Orleans
Andrew Whitworth Cincinnati Matt Kalil Minnesota
Guard
Wade Smith Houston Jahri Evans New Orleans
Richie Incognito Miami Chris Snee New York Giants
Zane Beadles Denver Josh Sitton Green Bay
Center
*Maurkice Pouncey Steelers Max Unger Seattle
Chris Meyers Houston Jeff Saturday Green Bay
Defense
Defensive end
J.J. Watt Houston Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants
Cameron Wake Miami Julius Peppers Chicago
Elvis Dumervill Denver Jared Allen Minnesota
Interior linemen
Geno Atkins Cincinnati Henry Melton Chicago
Randy Starks Miami Gerald McCoy Tampa Bay
Kyle Williams Buffalo Ndamukong Suh Detroit
Outside linebacker
Tamba Hali Kansas City Chad Greenway Minnesota
Robert Mathis Indianapolis Ryan Kerrigan Washington
Justin Houston Kansas City Anthony Spencer Dallas
Inside/middle linebacker
Jerod Mayo New England London Fletcher Washington
Derrick Johnson Kansas City Daryl Washington Atlanta
Cornerback
Champ Bailey Denver Charles Tillman Chicago
Johnathan Joseph Houston Tim Jennings Chicago
Antonio Cromartie New York Jets Patrick Peterson Arizona
Free safety
Jairus Byrd Buffalo Earl Thomas Seattle
Strong Safety Thomas DeCoud Atlanta
Eric Berry Kansas City
LaRon Landry New York Jets William Moore Atlanta
Punter
Dustin Colquitt Kansas City Thomas Morestead New Orleans
Kicker
Phil Dawson Cleveland Blair Walsh Minnesota
Kick returner
Josh Cribbs Cleveland Leon Washington Seattle
Special teams player
Matt Slater New England Lorenzo Alexander Washington
Long snapper
John Denney Miami Don Muhlbach Detroit

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