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Pro Bowl is back where it belongs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 31, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii can be grateful to professional football players for their open desire that the Pro Bowl return to Aloha Stadium next year. Tourism benefits enormously from the event, and all-star players consider a trip to the islands a rewarding end to the season. The NFL appears to recognize that its three-decade partnership with Hawaii cannot be easily discarded, nor should it be.</p>
<p>The new agreement is effective only for next year's Jan. 27 Pro Bowl, for which the state will pay $4 million to the NFL plus $152,000 for operating costs, the same as last year's deal. Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, said, &quot;The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.&quot;</p>
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Hawaii can be grateful to professional football players for their open desire that the Pro Bowl return to Aloha Stadium next year. Tourism benefits enormously from the event, and all-star players consider a trip to the islands a rewarding end to the season. The NFL appears to recognize that its three-decade partnership with Hawaii cannot be easily discarded, nor should it be.

The new agreement is effective only for next year's Jan. 27 Pro Bowl, for which the state will pay $4 million to the NFL plus $152,000 for operating costs, the same as last year's deal. Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, said, "The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii." Login for more...



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