Andrew Luck's first Pro Bowl will be an interesting and perhaps even historic one. He knows it.

"I guess some folks weren't happy with the play last year, but I think guys will take it upon themselves to keep this game going for many years to come and play hard," the Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback said. "I think it's part of our obligation to make sure we play hard and this game continues."

People in high places will be watching closely when Luck, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, outside linebacker Robert Mathis and the rest of the AFC all-stars meet the NFC on Sunday evening at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

The Pro Bowl has come to resemble touch football more than the real version in recent years. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called the 2012 game, won 59-41 by the AFC, "embarrassing." He said if the quality of play doesn't improve, he will consider canceling the game.