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Schedule out later Tuesday

It's been little secret that the NFL regular-season schedule would be announced Tuesday, April 14. That's what happens when networks like ESPN put up their "schedule breakdown special" on their upcoming broadcasting guide. But it's going to be a while. Lately, the schedule has come out at 10 or 11 a.m. Arizona time, right in the middle of the day. But thanks the TV and the desire to hit prime time on the NFL Network, the news will be on hold until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Games always get leaked, so with a whole day to sit on the news, it will be interesting to see how much is leaked by then. As an aside, as I have guessed before, I think the Cards get two or three national TV night games. Again, just a guess as the reigning NFC Champs with an offense that's fun to watch.

UPDATE: I just got a e-mailed press release from ESPN saying they will dedicate not one, not two, but three hours to a special  "SportsCenter" breaking down the schedule. People wonder about the power of the NFL, but there it is in a nutshell -- three hours to talk about when games will be played.

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