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The Pro Bowl Is Being Played At A Weird Time - Here's Why

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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: The NFL shield logo is seen following a press conference held by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (not pictured) at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Here's why the game is being played in the middle of the day.

The Pro Bowl is today. Will you be watching?

Probably not - the game is usually pretty boring. If you are, though, you're going to want to double-check that kickoff time.

The game is usually played in primetime, but it's not today. It's an afternoon contest.

The Pro Bowl will kick off at 3 p.m. E.T. from Orlando. The contest is usually played in primetime from Hawaii, but that's changed.

For the second straight year, the game is being played at Camping World Stadium in Florida. The league signed a multi-year deal with Orlando in 2016.

The Pro Bowl will be simulcast on ABC and ESPN this afternoon. It's the first time since 2013 that the game appeared on network television.

The kickoff time change comes as a result of the league moving the game to network television. It's being played at 3 p.m. so it can air on ABC and avoid coming into conflict with the channel's primetime lineup. It also avoids going up against The Grammy's.

Again, kickoff is set for 3 p.m. E.T. It'll be on both ABC and ESPN.