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NFL Pro Bowl 2016 Open Thread

If you're watching the Pro Bowl, you'll probably need this open thread to stay entertained.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, there's actually football on tonight.  Ok, it's a variation of football, but there's still a game on television tonight as we bridge the gap between conference championship weekend and the Super Bowl.  At 7:00 p.m. ET tonight, the Pro Bowl will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This year's all-star game looks even worse than the games in recent years as we've seen a record number of players drop out - some for good reasons (like those players who will be participating in the Super Bowl), some for due to injury, and others for seemingly no reason at all other than they don't want to (like all of the Patriots players).  Take the quarterback position, for example: only one of the original six quarterbacks to make the Pro Bowl will be playing (Russell Wilson), paving the way for guys like Tyrod Taylor and Jameis Winston to become Pro Bowlers.

Because of several players dropping out, however, three Colts will be participating in tonight's game.  Though the Colts originally didn't have any representatives named to the Pro Bowl, cornerback Vontae Davis, safety Mike Adams, and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will all be playing as replacements.  Davis is replacing Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, Adams is replacing Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, and Hilton is replacing Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

If you're going to be watching the game, consider this your open thread to discuss what happens - and trust me, you'll probably need the open thread to stay entertained.  It might not be anything special (ok, it's not), but the Pro Bowl still represents the last time we'll be able to see any Colts players in action until August, so you might as well take advantage of it now before a long offseason.