The NFL added the skills competition to the Pro Bowl in an effort to draw more attention to the weekend. I must agree that this was a fantastic idea, people want to see these players showing off their unique talents in every different way. This was one of my favorite days of the entire year! Its a great way for the players to show that they love to have fun with lots of smiles, celebrations, and laughing it should make for an epic night!
The events for the Skills Competition are:
Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball, with every member of each team participating. The team with the last person on the court wins.
Kick Tac Toe: A new challenge that tests the accuracy of placekickers from both conferences with a version of the classic game, as they attempt to hit a 3×3 grid of targets inside the uprights.
Gridiron Gauntlet: Five players from each team will participate in a relay race designed to showcase strength, speed, and agility. Among other surprises, the challenge will include a 40-yard dash with an inflated parachute that is attached to the first player on each team who will sprint before tagging in teammates.
Best Hands: Four receivers-two from each conference- will catch a series of passes at a sequence of downfield targets as quickly as possible. Designated targets require a specific style of catch — diving, one-handed, over the shoulder, etc. — which must be executed before the receiver can move on to the next target.
Precision Passing: Each conference’s quarterbacks will battle it out in an accuracy competition, as they attempt to hit targets of varying size and distance.
Drone Drop: A bonus event during which one player from each team will attempt to catch footballs dropped from drones from increasing heights above the field. The player who makes the highest catch wins money for the charity of his choice.
I’m so hyped to see what the players do this year and who stands out!
The Skills Competition: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: The Pro Bowl Skills Competition
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Start Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Location: Camping World Stadium in in Orlando, Florida
How to Watch the Skills Competition Live Stream Online
Your best bet for watching the Skills Competition online via live stream is at WatchESPN where you will need to sign in with a log in and password for your cable provider.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the show through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes FOX and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
How to Watch the Skills Competition On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the FoxSportsGo app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live the Skills Competition Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.