No one likes the preseason. One of the few things that Roger Goodell and NFL players, fans and members of the media can all agree on is that the preseason combines low-quality games with a high risk for injury.
And yet, it’s still football. So when the preseason starts, we all get excited. And when the preseason schedule comes out, we all check it to see when we’ll get our first look at Mike Wallace in a Dolphins uniform, or Alex Smith in a Chiefs uniform, or Wes Welker in a Broncos uniform, or Greg Jennings in a Vikings uniform, or Ed Reed in a Texans uniform, or whatever new acquisition your favorite team has.
So we note today that the preseason schedule for 2013 has been released. You’ll complain about the preseason, but you’ll watch it anyway. Because it’s on TV.