As NFL tradition has it, the 2011 Pro Bowl that pits the best players in the NFC and AFC against each other will air the Sunday before the Super Bowl on DISH Network. Some of the biggest names in the NFL will be making their appearance in this weekend’s Pro Bowl including Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers and Michael Vick, a Philadelphia Eagle. This year’s Pro Bowl will take place at Aloha Stadium in hot Honolulu, Hawaii at 7:00 PM ET on FOX.
Not only will Rivers (AFC) and Vick (NFC) be the two starting QB’s on Sunday, but NFL fans can also expect appearance from the following players: DeSean Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Brandon Meriweather, Peyton Manning (back up QB for Rivers), Arian Foster, Michael Griffin, Vonta Leach, Miles Austin and Larry Fitzgerald. Teams that will not be represented during the Pro Bowl include include: Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Buffalo Bills. Visit the NFLonline for a full list of the Pro Bowl starting lineup. As for the team’s coaches this year, Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) will be leading the AFC and Mike Smith (Atlanta Falcons) will be coaching the NFC players.
Unfortunately, DirecTV subscribers in the NorthWest regions of the states including parts of Washington and Oregon will be missing out on the Pro Bowl and possibly even the Super Bowl if a retrans deal with a local FOX affiliate can’t be met. If you are one of these DirecTV subscribers that has fallen victim to programming loss, just make the switch to order DISH Network with FOX. To learn how you can get reliable programming from DISH Network, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. For additional satellite TV news and updates follow DISH Systems on Facebook and Twitter.