1979 Pro Bowl
The 1979 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 29th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1978 season. The game was played on Monday, January 29, 1979, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California before a crowd of 38,333. The final score was NFC 13, AFC 7.
|Date||January 29, 1979|
|Stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California|
|MVP||Ahmad Rashād (Minnesota Vikings)|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith|
As of 2019, this was the last Pro Bowl to be played on a Monday, and the last one to be played in Los Angeles. It was the last one to be played outside Hawaii until the 2010 Pro Bowl which was in Miami Gardens, Florida.
This was also the first Pro Bowl to have players sport their respective team helmets, a custom that still stands today.
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- "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.