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DAILY REPORT –9 days until the 2012 NFL Draft. –The 2012 NFL schedule will be announced tonight at 7:00 p.m. exclusively on NFL.com and NFL Network. For a look at the Bills 2012 opponents click here>>> TODAYand#226;and#128;and#153;S INTERVIEWS DE MARIO WILLIAMS 7:30 pm and#226;and#128;” ESPN w/ host Trey Wingo THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY April … .
The NFL has decided to release its 2012 regular-season schedule at approximately 7 p.m. tonight (Eastern time) on its NFL Network and nfl.com (ESPN has a special, too, on the schedule tonight).I will predict the Panthers get at least one and likely two prime-time games (either on a Sunday or a Monday night), given the attractiveness of their opponents and of 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton.One very good prime-time possibility: the Panthers’ home game against Denver and Peyton Manning and John Fox. Another: Carolina’s home games against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and Dallas or their road game against Philadelphia (Michael Vick vs. Newton could be a strong selling point).We know Carolina will open on the road because of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in early September.We also already know the Panthers’ opponents — we just don’t know the order in which Carolina will play them. The home schedule in particular this year is as glamorous as it has been in a number of years. To review:HOME OPPONENTS (with 2012 regular-season record)Atlanta Falcons (10-6) New Orleans Saints (13-3)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)Dallas Cowboys (8-8)New York Giants (9-7)Denver Broncos (8-8)Oakland Raiders (8-8) Seattle Seahawks (7-9)ROAD OPPONENTS (with 2012 regular-season record)Atlanta Falcons (10-6) New Orleans Saints (13-3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) Washington Redskins (5-11) Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) San Diego Chargers (8-8) Chicago Bears (8-8).
The NFL announced on Monday that it would release the full 2012 regular season schedule Tuesday evening on the NFL Network..
Update (4/8/2012): Time to Come CleanAs many (and I mean, many) of outlets have reported, this is indeed a MOCK schedule that I completely made up for the NFL 2012 Regular Season. If that’s all you need to hear, that’s fine. If you want to hear more, feel free to keep reading.Sidenote: Text I received: “Well, you had a good run… Now Roger Goodell is gonna suspend you from watching the first 4 games of the season”I’m a huge NFL fan. Yes, I have a life. Yes, I have a job. In a roundabout way, I was inspired to create this 2012 MOCK schedule by ESPN’s NFL Playoff Machine (http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/machine). I started creating my own playoffs machine, which contained all 17 weeks of the regular season from 2011. I wanted to have this basic concept completed so that when the actual 2012 schedule was released, I could quickly plug it in my template and then my playoffs machine would be available to go live. However, I got a little over halfway done, and decided to switch gears and see how difficult it would be to create a (somewhat) realistic schedule of the 2012 NFL Regular Season and see if it would pick up any steam. This started as a small project, but I had NO idea how much work had to be put in to fit the criteria for an NFL schedule. Such as:1. Cowboys @ Giants Week 12. Patriots @ Rams in London Week 8 (with Week 9 byes)3. At least two other games between a divisional repeat game4. No more than 3 consecutive home/away games (which my schedule doesn’t even follow)5. Thanksgiving - Dallas home game against an NFC opponent and Detroit home game against an AFC opponent6. No Giants/Jets home games on the same day7. Every team having one, and only one, Thursday game8. No Oakland Raiders home games the same day as an Oakland Athletics home game9. Potential NFL and MLB stadiums with “shared” parking (Kansas City Chiefs and Royals)10. NFL stadiums with prior arrangements: Obama Democratic National Convention (Panthers Week 1), Seattle Sounders (Seahawks Week 5), and others11. NFL Broadcasting issues with San Francisco and Oakland playing same at the same time on the same networkI posted this schedule Wednesday night (April 4th) and sent out a few generic tweets to see if anyone would pick it up. Well, Friday (April 6th) rolled around and I saw the story posted on ProFootballTalk (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/06/league-says-leaked-regular-season-schedule-is-bogus/). Immediately, I checked my blogspot and saw that I had over 54,000 page views. As of posting this update, I’m at over 83,000 page views. While it was amazing to watch it spread like wildfire, it was even more fun to see the excitement that comes behind the release of a simple schedule. I know people pointed out the flaws in my schedule left and right (Steelers/Bengals opening stretch, Bears schedule have all the away games frontloaded in the schedule, Eagles having a Thursday game before the bye), but trying to fix any one of those flaws leads to at least 2 or 3 more issues. I also clearly botched the 4:05pm vs 4:15pm thing, and just put all FOX games as 4:05pm and all CBS games as 4:15pm. With that being said, I don’t envy all of the work that the NFL schedule makers have to do. If anything, it makes me respect them a lot more. I can’t imagine how many drafts they create and how many times they think everything lines up, only to find one glaring mistake. I was extremely critical of some things in the schedule last year (like Philadelphia traveling to Seattle for a Thursday game), but this experience taught me that some things just can’t be avoided. I have so many rough drafts of my work that documents all of the steps from start to finish in making my schedule. Whenever the NFL Schedule comes out, I’ll be the first one to analyze it just like many of you will. I don’t expect the actual schedule to be anything like this at all. But as I mentioned earlier, it was entertaining to see what this fake schedule created around the internet. NFL Message Boards being flooded with topics and messages analyzing the schedule. Every fan base feels like their team deserves more PrimeTime games. Everyone said my MNF Schedule was atrocious (look at last years, I purposely picked less-than-stellar games). People started immediately going down the schedule and picking wins and losses. And last but not least, @incarceratedbob jumped on this story, posted it all over his twitter and blogspot, gave me absolutely no credit or recognition, and tried to post my own work as his own. He also went as far as tweeting, “**UPDATED NFL NEWS** NFL decides 2push back original date of releasing 2012 schedule(Leaked dates are why they moved back announcement) #IBN” While many websites posted the schedule, they all said it was complete speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt. ProFootballTalk is, without a doubt, my favorite website and there’s never a moment where I don’t have it up when I’m at my computer. If there was ever any doubt that Incarcerated Bob was a complete and total fraud, this proves it. Credible websites like ProFootballTalk immediately squashed the story. Same goes for a ton of other websites.Examples:http://nflmocks.com/2012/04/06/2012-nfl-schedule-leaked/http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2012/4/6/2929724/detroit-lions-2012-schedulehttp://.