The NFL’s Pro Bowl format won’t be the only thing getting an overhaul this year. The league revealed the new Nike uniform designs that each team will be wearing in their annual all-star game, which takes place January 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
In an August interview, Rice expressed doubts that the changes would make a difference in the game’s survival.
“You’ve got prima donnas, egocentrics, who act like it’s not an honor,” Rice told USA TODAY Sports. “Plus, they’re thinking, ‘Why should I go and jeopardize what I’m doing?’ But it should be for the fans.
“How can you get the players to recognize that it’s an honor? You’ve
got to play your best football in the Pro Bowl. So the spirit of this
needs to be changed. I’m not sure that can be accomplished now.”
While the caliber of play may not be flashy, at least the outfits
will be. The “Nike NFL Elite 51″ uniforms resemble ones the company has
designed for college programs such as Oregon, Baylor and West Virginia.