It's Pro Bowl day! Try not to get too excited. NaVorro Bowman and Team Irvin square off against Joe Staley and Team Rice at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be calling the game. I am curious to see how much Gruden can pump this game up. You can watch the game via live online stream on WatchESPN.
Joe Staley and NaVorro Bowman are really the two big reasons for San Francisco 49ers fans to watch the game. They are on opposing teams, so I have to think at some point they find a reason to interact on the field. We won't see Bowman blitzing, but maybe we see a run play bring Bowman toward Staley. Or maybe a screen pass gets Joe Staley out there. Who knows.
I don't really know what else to take out of the game. How many people are actually going to watch it? I might have it on as background noise, but even that is hard to pay attention to all that often. They don't get too crazy with it, and even the tackling can be a bit shoddy. It's not that players don't try at all, but they are definitely taking it pretty easy for extended stretches.
How to Watch
When: 4 p.m. PT
Where: Aloha Stadium
Commentators: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden