Aloha, I was born, raised and still living in Honolulu and I was very happy that it was a picture perfect postcard (try and say that 5 times fast) kind of day at the Pro Bowl. Whenever Hawaii is featured on national TV I always hope the sun is out so we can get the snowbound viewers a reason to come to the 50th state.
Good thing the game was played when it did cause if it was played a week earlier the TV viewer would wonder why the sky looked so hazy. Our trade winds died on us last week and we had southeasterly winds and when that happens the volcanic smoke from the still erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island drifts over the State so all you would see is a hazy horizon but all that cleared out in time for the Pro Bowl.
I heard the criticism from Cris Carter and others about the game and what it has become and I have to agree with all of you who say the game has become a joke. I just hope the game stays in existence and stays in Hawaii cause no matter the criticism, Hawaii loves the game mainly cause we don't have an NFL franchise and I don't see one forthcoming in my lifetime, but it gives the fans a chance to meet their football heroes up close during the practice sessions and the events all week leading up to the Pro Bowl are events themselves.
Ranging from a block party to Sunset On The Beach, where a movie screen is set up right on the beach and a movie is shown (Remember The Titans was shown) and where the NFL cheerleaders came out before the movie to perform so I hope and pray that the Pro Bowl will continue and it stays in Hawaii. It is scheduled to be played at New Orleans next year but maybe Hawaii can be the permanent home cause if the players had a say, the resounding chorus would be "We want the game in Hawaii".
By the way, just to let you know, I did watch a little of it but I lost interest years ago but that doesn't mean I don't want the game here. It benefits the State and the Hawaii fans are in love with this game. Loved seeing Jared Allen talk to the local news reporters and being his happy silly self. Aloha from Hawaii.