If you’ve been looking for reasons to watch the Pro Bowl this weekend, you’ve probably realized there aren’t a lot. None of the Colts or Saints will play. A lot of the top-tier players have dropped out with injuries – Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Larry Fitzgerald, Steven Jackson and Charles Woodson, to name a few. And, well, the Pro Bowl isn’t really all that exciting to begin with.
However, if you’re a Green Bay Packers’ fan you now have at least one reason to watch (for about a quarter or so). That’s because Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start the game.
Rodgers was actually third on the depth chart behind the Saints’ Drew Brees and Favre, but since neither of those guys will be playing, Rodgers gets the nod.
So, if you’ve got some time to kill on Sunday and want to watch a meaningless exhibition game that’s supposed to feature the league’s best players, but doesn’t, then tune into ESPN around 6:20 in the p.m. At least you’ll get to see Aaron Rodgers fling it around one more time before August.