(3) (3) Hall of Fame players Deion Sanders ,left and Jerry Rice , are the two opposing captains for this season’s NFL Pro Bowl game. Both former stars made their choices as to the players filling their respective rosters not by allegiance to any conference or division , but simply based upon their preferences . Not much of a real novelty , but then again it has to be seen as the latest in a line of gimmicks that the league may well believe will somehow raise the profile , popularity and visibility of the game. The Pro Bowl has in essence lost its significance in recent years with a number of players having received an invite to appear after being on the ballot, they have simply turned down the offer. Financially for some players it is an added incentive in terms of bonuses paid out by a number of NFL franchises. Getty Images North America / Sam Ross …..