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When's the NFL schedule getting released?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Anyone?

    Bueller?
     
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Before the end of the month.
     
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Nice add.
     
  4. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    And before the draft.
     
  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Usually released next week.
     
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    It's never been released this late.

    In my 40 years.

    No big deal, but a fact nonetheless.
     
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Seems about right to me.

    I usually start plotting my annual Steelers trip on May 1.
     
  8. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Actually, to correct myself ... and defintely correct you ... it has been released this late before.

    Last year's came out one year ago today: http://www.wrn.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=E1A60862-0E12-DDB4-FFE5AB3B7FCCB6C2

    Other release dates...
    2006: April 6
    2005: April 13
     
  9. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    The weird thing is, it ought to be the easiest schedule, since all the opponents are predetermined by the previous season's finish.
    Nobody ever details it in print, but there's always some armwrestling over whether, say, Dallas's visit to Philadelphia is the Monday Night game, or Philadelphia at Dallas is the Monday Night game. Still, why this takes weeks and weeks to resolve is beyond me.
     
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Vikings at Packers in the first of two Monday Night Football openers. That's the only game that matters to me at the moment.
     
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Actually, only two games are determined that way. Since the realignment in 2002, the NFL has used rotating schedules so that everybody plays every other team in the league within a four-year span:
    http://www.tealdragon.net/sports/nflschd.htm
     
  12. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    True, but we'll probably be well into next week before the release.

    No inside knowledge here, but the NFL Network has a live two-hour Total Access on the schedule for April 17.
     
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