HONOLULU — John Elway and Joe Montana, each coming off severely disappointing games, lead their respective conference all-star teams tonight at 5 p.m. (PST) in the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium.
Elway, the starting quarterback for the American Football Conference, will be trying to ease some of the pain of the Denver Broncos' 42-10 Super Bowl loss to the Washington Redskins.
San Francisco's Montana, who will start for the National Football Conference, rode the bench in the final minutes of the 49ers' 36-24 playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He was pulled from the game by Coach Bill Walsh and replaced with Steve Young.
The intensity of competition in the Pro Bowl is often questioned, since it is assumed players don't want to take undue risk of being injured in an exhibition game.