Aloha Stadium was rocked this past weekend with the hype of the first “unconferenced” Pro Bowl! Filled with memorable plays, great defense and an epic comeback by Team Rice, the 2014 Pro Bowl was a success!
Team Sanders got off to an early start with a 36-yd pass from Andrew Luck connecting with DeSean Jackson for the touchdown. But Team Rice was not down and out. They tied the score at the beginning of the second quarter with an 8-yd pass from Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham. Cam Newton recaptured the lead for Team Sanders with a 1-yd run, but Philip Rivers was able to tie the score going into halftime on a 10-yd pass to Josh Gordon.
With no scores in the third quarter, the pressure was on in the fourth! Team Sanders created a gap with a 12-yd pass from Nick Foles to Jordan Cameron, making the score 21-14 after Justin Tucker’s kick.
In the final minutes, Team Rice tied the game 21-21 on a 20-yd touchdown from Alex Smith to DeMarco Murray. Fullback Mike Tolbert scored on a two-point conversion in the final seconds of the game making the score 22-21, and crowning Team Rice the 2014 Pro Bowl victors!
With teammates competing against teammates, the 2014 Pro Bowl seemed more competitive than in years past, which many believe is due to the “unconferenced” aspect. In fact, this was only the second Pro Bowl with fewer than 50 total points in the last 15 years!
The defense was on point making the game more than just great offense.
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Things kicked-off in Hawaii with Open Practice at Ohana Day. This allowed our clients to watch Team Rice and Team Sanders, in action, the day before the 2014 Pro Bowl. They also enjoyed fan contests, player interviews and a preview of the Pro Bowl game entertainment.
Afterwards, fans were whisked away to the NFL Official Saturday Night Party where they sampled regional fare, had access to a complimentary bar, and enjoyed live musical entertainment and performances by the Pro Bowl cheerleaders. With the party being held on the ocean lawn of the Royal Hawaiian and the NFL Pro Bowl Block Party taking place after in pristine weather conditions, Saturday was a great beginning to the Pro Bowl weekend.
And then it was game day! The Hawaiian elements decided to be less than favorable delivering consistent rain all day. Fortunately for our clients, they had access to the NFL Official Pro Bowl Tailgate Party in the Tailgate Party VIP Tent!
Here they enjoyed local and mainland cuisine from Hawaii’s premiere restaurants, plus a complimentary bar. With live entertainment and celebrity appearances, tailgating with the NFL is the only way to tailgate for the Pro Bowl!
When it was kick-off time, our clients enjoyed the 2014 Pro Bowl in some of the best seats in Aloha Stadium! Paired with an excellent game and a great comeback, being in attendance at the first “unconferenced” Pro Bowl definitely guaranteed bragging rights for life!
Attend the 2015 Pro Bowl
Maybe 2014 wasn’t the year for your Hawaiian Pro Bowl adventure, but 2015 is! With the new format of the Pro Bowl and the destination being Hawaii, the 2015 Pro Bowl is sure to deliver great players competing in an epic game with distinct match-ups!
Paired with the VIP access you’ll receive from NFL On Location and QuintEvents, you’re 2015 Pro Bowl experience will be like no other! Find out how you can get more information on making the trip to Hawaii for next year’s Pro Bowl today!