KAPOLEI, Hawaii — You might recall that, last year, players generally were none too pleased with the Pro Bowl being moved to Miami.
But I’m here to tell you, there is no reason — and I mean no reason — for complaining this year.
It’s not that Miami isn’t beautiful in its own right, but it’s just not the same as paradise. And it’s especially not the same when you consider the players’ hotel last year was in Fort Lauderdale (yes, Fort Freakin’ Lauderdale) and shared a strip of public beach with other resorts, nowhere near the action of South Beach.
What was the reward in that, again?
This year, the players’ hotel is gorgeous, and the rooms are lavish — so nice, actually, that The Real Housewives of Orange County couldn’t throw a hissy fit staying here for a week. No “itty bitty” rooms for Vince Young to complain about this year (hilarious video to watch if you don’t remember).
These guys really got hooked up. Infinity pool, private beach, a cove to enjoy with their families. I don’t see a problem with that.
I’ll check in with some players later today to see what they feel like being back in Hawaii.