NFL schedule release day has become a sporting event that rivals the NBA and NHL playoffs – OutKick

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The NBA and NHL playoffs are in action today and hardly anyone cares. It’s the day the NFL schedule is released.

The NFL has turned its unveiled schedule into a week-long event, so successful it drowns out the rest of the sports conversation, from leaks to speculation to instant reactions. Think of this as the NFL’s way of flexing its muscles.

For months, fans have known each team’s opponents and locations. Today only reveals the order in which matches will be played. For example, we know the Chiefs will face the Bills in Kansas City this season, but not when.

Sports fans are so intrigued by the order of play that the NFL was able to score this week in conjunction with hello america and CBS Matineeswho both announced some play dates for ESPN/ABC and CBS respectively.

Disney saved Joe Buck and Troy Aikman’s debut to announce which two games Monday night football will wear in week 2.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on GMA Monday.

Admitting that you can’t go out tonight because you need to see what time you’ll be available to pick up pizza during week 1 might be a bit awkward. Of course it is. But we understand your concern. We are there with you.

The NFL splits from other leagues because every NFL fan except the Jags enters the season delusional thinking it’s their year. If the Bengals can make the Super Bowl, anyone can. The lineup order gives fans hope.

Once the league announces the schedule, fans of the 32 teams will choose their team’s win-loss record in a frenzy, complain that the NFL gave them a bye too soon, and claim that the network conspired to keep their team off national television. .

Attention Lions fans: you probably won’t get the last drink. Plan on the 1 p.m. window about 14 of the 17 games.

The release of the order of NFL games is now an event. The NFL is taking full advantage of this opportunity. So tonight, as they have since Monday, the NBA, NHL, MLB and news coverage will take a back seat to the NFL. Again.

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