Great Moments In Television History #15: The Second NFL Pro Bowl is Broadcast


On January 12th, 1952, NBC aired the Pro Bowl.

Though this was the first time that the Pro Bowl was aired on network television, it was actually the second Pro Bowl to be played.  The 1951 Pro Bowl, which was not televised, was a legendary game featuring amazing plays by both the American Conference Team and the National Conference Team.  The final score was 28 to 27, with the America Conference triumphant.  That was the unaired Pro Bowl.

The second Pro Bowl, which went out to viewers all across America, was closer than the final score indicated.  At the end of the first half, the American Conference led by a score of 13-10.  After a scoreless Third Quarter, the National Conference came roaring back during the 4th Quarter.  During the final quarter, the National Team scored 20 unanswered points and went on to win by a score of 13-30.

I haven’t been able to find out much about what specifically happened during the second Pro Bowl but the stats would seem to indicate that it was a good game!  And it played out to a nationwide audience on January 12th, 1952.

As far as Pro Bowls go, it’s all been downhill from there.

Previous Great Moments In Television History:

  1. Planet of the Apes The TV Series
  2. Lonely Water
  3. Ghostwatch Traumatizes The UK
  4. Frasier Meets The Candidate
  5. The Autons Terrify The UK
  6. Freedom’s Last Stand
  7. Bing Crosby and David Bowie Share A Duet
  8. Apaches Traumatizes the UK
  9. Doctor Who Begins Its 100th Serial
  10. First Night 2013 With Jamie Kennedy
  11. Elvis Sings With Sinatra
  12. NBC Airs Their First Football Game
  13. The A-Team Premieres
  14. The Birth of Dr. Johnny Fever

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