The extremely well oiled NFL machine continues to churn through the off-season providing news on an almost daily basis. Yesterday the NFL shocked many of it’s followers by announcing the opening night contest, already changed to Wednesday September 5th, will be a contest between the division rival Dallas Cowboys and New York Football Giants at MetLife Stadium, home of the Super Bowl Champion Giants.
Many had thought , for good reason, that the NFL would pair the previous two Super Bowl Champions against each other with the Packers making a trip to New Jersey. The news came out that actually the NFL had been considering the Cowboys and Saints as opening night opponents for the Giants, and with the mess the Saints have gotten themselves into, they were obviously disregarded as a possibility.
So. it’s all set…..Wednesday September 5th in New York against the Cowboys, hope they don’t mind a little Ring Ceremony before the start of the game!
Expect the NFL to keep the information coming as rule changes will be voted on, Player punishments for the Saints, and the new NIKE uniforms are unveiled next week (April 3rd). Oh yeah, and a little thing called the NFL Draft is just a month away.