I don't know why but myself, along with plenty of other NFL fans, love the release of the NFL regular season schedule. We already know the Kansas City Chiefs 2011 opponents (read about that here) but the schedule release tells us when the Chiefs will be playing each team.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Cleveland Browns season ticket holders on a conference call Thursday afternoon that the release will be coming within 10 days. Today is the 14th so that would put the release by at least the 24th.
The NFL draft is on April 28. Last year, the league released the schedule the week of the draft so it sounds like something similar will be happening.
I'm pretty pumped up for this because I want to find out a number of things.
First, will the Chiefs have a primetime game? Last year, they started out on Monday Night Football but didn't have another primetime game the rest of the season. I can see them getting 1-2 primetime games.
Second, how will they start and finish? I want them to start the season at home and end it at home. We'll see how it goes.
Third, will there be three consecutive games on the road? It's a possibility with the scheduling quirks but I hope they don't have three straight weeks on the road.
Of course, all of this is assuming we actually have an NFL season....