Football is coming.
Eventually. We still have a draft, voluntary and mandatory OTAs, training camps, and a preseason to get through. Oh, and the release of the 2013 regular season schedule.
The NFL will release the schedule at 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.
2013 regular-season schedule will be announced at 8 pm ET on Thursday (April 18).— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) April 16, 2013
Beginning at the same time will be a three-hour program on the NFL Network and NFL.com hosted by Andrew Siciliano, Schedule Release '13. The special is set to breakdown the entire 2013 regular season schedule division by division, as well as highlight the "Hot Spots" and top matchups each week.
As most Cleveland fans are painfully aware, the Browns haven't won a regular season opener in what seems like forever. The drought has lasted eight seasons. The last time the team won an opener dates back to 2004, in a 20-3 home victory against the bitter division rival Baltimore Ravens. It would go on to be one of Cleveland's only four total wins that season.
Despite that, just about every season since then has proven just how pivotal these openers can be. With that in mind, who would you like to see the Cleveland Browns open the regular season against in 2013? Who do you want to watch the Browns take on in primetime? And do you plan on watching the NFL's three-hour special breaking down the entire schedule?