The Release of The NFL Schedule: No Longer a Thrill

April 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When I first started watching the NFL back in the mid-80s, I fell in love with the game right away. Despite living in England, American Football (as we call it) was more entertaining to watch than soccer.
Back then, there wasn't much coverage. You had to wait seven days to see a one-hour highlight package of the previous week's games, including 20 minutes featuring the "game of the week."
If you wanted live coverage, this meant attempting to tune into Armed Forces Radio . If you were fortunate enough, you could get five minutes of uninterrupted play-by-play action at a time, before it was drowned out by other stations (which always included some woman singing opera). At the time, I enjoyed this, as I didn't know any different.
Throughout it all, there were various points of the year that I always looked forward to: Opening Day, the final weekend of the regular season, the start of the playoffs, and of course, the Super Bowl. (It was the one day of the year I was allowed ...

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