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League decides not to give sneak peek of regular-season schedule

Well, it’s official.  There will be no partial lifting of the sheet on the 2010 regular-season schedule.

According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News (via SportsBusiness Daily), the league has decided to announce all of the games at once.

Per Myers, the announcement is expected to come the week of April 12.  (Ryan Cardinal of Vikings.com recently noticed that ESPN2 is scheduled to televised an NFL schedule-release special on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET.)  But if the schedule isn’t finalized, Myers says it will be released in the days preceding the April 22 draft.

It’s still unclear why the league wasn’t able to announce the schedule in conjunction with last week’s league meetings.  Some have speculated that the uncertain status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb prompted the league to fiddle with the final slate of games.

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29 Responses to “League decides not to give sneak peek of regular-season schedule”
  1. Dr.McTrouble says: Apr 1, 2010 12:58 PM

    Hey Florio,
    As mentioned earlier. My scoop for the upcoming Thanksgiving games are
    New England at Detroit
    Chicago at Dallas
    Green Bay at N.Y. Jets
    Once the schedule is released, you can recheck on this thread for accuracy.
    Future scoops will be released to you on your twitter page by @DrMcTrouble
    take care

  2. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 1, 2010 12:59 PM

    Hopefully we can get a lot of Vikings prime time games so everyone can see more Brett Pharv choke jobs.

  3. habibfromnewdehli says: Apr 1, 2010 1:11 PM

    “Some have speculated that the uncertain status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb prompted the league to fiddle with the final slate of games.”
    ————-
    Yeah, well I maintain my theory that the NFL is still dumbfounded at how their beloved Colts and Peyton Manning lost the Super Bowl.
    So they are taking extra time to make sure they give the Colts as much advantage as possible over their opponents each week.
    Oh, and they were probably holding out hope that Favre made an announcement before they scheduled he Vikings against the Saints for the season opener(or any other prime time games for that matter).

  4. Gautam says: Apr 1, 2010 1:14 PM

    Favre will be praying that the Vikings don’t have many games on Sunday nights, they were pathetic whenever they played on Sunday nights

  5. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 1, 2010 1:15 PM

    The league should just skip the teams that have question marks in terms of the prime time games.
    Lesson: get your house in order if you want to play in front of everyone.

  6. PackFaninPackLand says: Apr 1, 2010 1:20 PM

    Re: LBPACKFAN – Yeah, Favre had SUCH a bad season last year.
    I mean, who wants MORE wins, MORE TD passes, go 2 rounds FURTHER in the playoffs, beat my beloved Packers head to head TWICE in which he destoyed us TWICE with a total of 7 TOUCHDOWN passes and 0 int’s.
    So, LBPACKFAN, you can now resume your Ted Thompson nut hugging !

  7. ampats says: Apr 1, 2010 1:22 PM

    Dr McTrouble,
    Your “scoops” have been speculated all over the media.
    Nostradamus you are not.

  8. jwill007 says: Apr 1, 2010 1:24 PM

    Give me Cincy at the Jets on Thanksgiving…We want a rematch….See if their defense can stop our passing game again…..

  9. MNRunLeft says: Apr 1, 2010 1:31 PM

    LBPackerFan: Just like he choked on MNF against the Pack last season? Not sure if you remember the 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a Vikings win.

  10. 8man says: Apr 1, 2010 1:31 PM

    I hope the good Doctor is correct. That is a fine slate of games for Turkey Day.
    My speculation is that the league had no idea that the J-E-T-S and the G-men had not reached an agreement on who would open the new digs and had to rescramble everything to arrive at a scheduling solution that soothed all the parties.
    And I have no problem with Jets getting the first Monday night game. Maybe they’ll host Tom Brady and the Patriots.

  11. vikes_favre says: Apr 1, 2010 1:34 PM

    LBPACKFAN:
    Favre really choked against the Packers on Monday Night…didn’t he?

  12. Laracco says: Apr 1, 2010 1:36 PM

    Funny how the Pack fans hate Favre now after all the years of holding his jock. How far did Rodgers get you last year while Favre was in the NFC Championship. Jealous much?

  13. TLyons4 says: Apr 1, 2010 1:41 PM

    Just another case of the NFL milking the cash cow for every last penny. Be sure and catch the NFL Schedule Release Show on NFL Network! After the commercial we’ll tell you who the AFC North teams are playing from Week 12 to Week 14, but first these words from Cialis and Miller Lite!
    (Just wait until 2012 when the NFL decides to break the Schedule Release Show into a 4 day extravaganza. Ugh…)
    ((This post brought to you by Yappy’s Dog Treats))

  14. hrmlss says: Apr 1, 2010 1:46 PM

    Why can’t we have the Viking’s on ESPN Monday Night football EVERY week. Hell, Madden would come back for that. And they can get a whole team of Favre lovers who can gush non-stop about who loves him more. And they could get Wrangler , VISA, Sears, Vicodin and Nexium to do all the commercials. Then we could get a Brett fix even during commercials.

  15. Art Vandelay says: Apr 1, 2010 1:46 PM

    @ Dr.Jellyfinger-No way the Packers play on Thanksgiving agains anyone but Detroit.

  16. spyboots says: Apr 1, 2010 1:50 PM

    @Dr.McTrouble
    I thought the Lions always played on Thanksgiving.

  17. IHTINB says: Apr 1, 2010 1:59 PM

    Who cares bout Big Dumb Ben and McScabb.. Just release it already… How hard can it be??

  18. FoozieGrooler says: Apr 1, 2010 2:02 PM

    “Some have speculated that the uncertain status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb prompted the league to fiddle with the final slate of games.”
    Maybe it was because they didn’t want to hear the Ratbirds bitching and crying about playing in prime time again?

  19. go big green says: Apr 1, 2010 2:09 PM

    im telling you guys, the real trouble is scheduling the Vikings games. Farve has a written clause in his contract that he has to be home in time for reruns of MacGyver, Matlock, and the Golden Girls.

  20. mcgr8569 says: Apr 1, 2010 2:14 PM

    @hrmlss – So Favre is a Diva that makes a lot of money and I understand people are sick of him. The bottom line is that he can still play, and he GETS RATINGS. All the NFL sees is $$$.
    But screw it – why don’t we just watch Jets Giants every week. Or how about Browns Seahawks on Monday night… Seneca Wallace against his former team??? Ratings Gold!!!!

  21. KILLER FIN says: Apr 1, 2010 2:17 PM

    Blame Goodell for the No Fun Leauge!!! Leave everything alone!!! It has been working for over 80 years!!!

  22. Jag4Life says: Apr 1, 2010 2:29 PM

    You already know the Monday night line-up. All these teams will have 2-3 Monday night games. Saint’s, Colts, Vikings, Packers, the overated Jets ,Giants for whatever reason. Actaully the already crowned 2010 media driven Super Bowl champs Chicago Bears will be in that mix also.

  23. Rogue says: Apr 1, 2010 2:48 PM

    Florio: APRIL FOOLS

  24. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 1, 2010 3:01 PM

    I am only joking my friends. Favre lit us up twice…I know.
    On a serious note, are they pushing all of this back in hope for new Favre news…or hoping he actually commits??? I dont know…

  25. KingOkra says: Apr 1, 2010 3:05 PM

    Seriously, Matlock is a better alternative to some of the crap games the NFL throws out there in prime time.

  26. RayDaMayor says: Apr 1, 2010 3:21 PM

    Saints – Vikings in the opener please NFL
    Farve on the ground!

  27. funi says: Apr 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    Steelers will play week 16 at home on Thursday night vs browns or panthers!

  28. Bordner says: Apr 1, 2010 6:37 PM

    Packers have play the Cowgirls a number of times on T-Day.
    I personally would love to see them play the night game because i’m tired of having to watch them play the 9am (Pacific time) game. It would actually be a game to look forward to while resting and digesting.

  29. jreed says: Apr 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    New England at Detroit
    Chicago at Dallas
    Green Bay at N.Y. Jets
    Hmmm. I have seen this elsewhere….I mean Everywhere! Thats what everyone is saying

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