Tuesday, April 19, 2011
2011 Schedule Released!
As we go through the strange offseason here after our World Championship, we’re blogging periodically and hope that our readers across the planet are not stressing out too much about the lockout. Today, right on schedule, the N.F.L. released its 2011 schedule of games. Above is the Packers’ schedule for this Fall. They play the first game against the Saints at Lambeau on a Thursday night, and along the way to a possible repeat, will play on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Whew. So much for relaxing holidays. We have made our Green Bay hotel accommodations this evening (less than a half hour after the schedule was released — which you have to do for Packers’ games), and the labor troubles didn’t seem to dampen the usual crush for lodging in Titletown, according to our long-time hotel. We’re optimistic that things will get done between the owners and the players, and we’ll have games in five-plus months.