NFL Schedule Release is Much Ado About Nothing

By Ben Grimaldi
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There are many events in the NFL offseason that fans look forward to, including the start of free agency and the NFL Draft. Another thing that is now highly anticipated, the NFL schedule release, has been delayed and there is no timetable for its release.

While I do understand your excitement, and even though I also anticipate the schedule release, it’s much ado about nothing. We already know whom our favorite teams are playing in the upcoming season, so there really isn’t that much intrigue over the schedule. It’s exciting to see when our teams play these set opponents, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. As I said, we all know the opponents, it’s just the when and where that we wait for.

Of course when the schedules do come out they will be analyzed from every angle by fans and NFL experts because it’s something new to talk about. Most people look at who their favorite teams play in the opening week and who they finish the season with, which are usually the focal points of the schedule. Then we tend to look at the in-between part of the schedule for primetime games and see how many games in a row that we might have at home or on the road.

It’s hard for me to get too excited for the schedule release because even though teams might look good on paper in April, no one knows how good those teams will eventually be when the season begins. Every year there are teams who are supposed to be good but fail to meet expectations and teams that are supposed to stink wind up being really good, so trying to guess in April is pointless.

The NFL schedule is coming soon and plenty of fans can’t wait for its release. I think people get a little too excited calculating wins and losses this far in advance of the season. I’ll stick to the NFL Draft for my excitement.

Ben is a Cowboys writer for and you can chat with or follow Ben on twitter @BenGrimaldi

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