Tuesday, April 15, 2008

2008 Steelers Schedule

It's hard to think about the Steelers while the Penguins are off to a great start in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the 2008 schedule was released on Tuesday.

7 -- Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)
14 -- at Cleveland, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
21 -- at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
29 -- Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

5 -- at Jacksonville, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
12 -- Off
19 -- at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
26 -- New York Giants, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)

3 -- at Washington, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
9 -- Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
16 -- San Diego, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
20 -- Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)
30 -- at New England, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

7 -- Dallas, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)
14 -- at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
21 -- at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)
28 -- Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)

With the exception of the November 20th game against the Bengals, the times and TV network may change due to flexible scheduling during the last seven weeks.

I think the first reaction for many folks is that there are very few 1:00 starts. Pittsburgh is still in the Eastern time zone, right? Selfishly, the 4:15 starts means more opportunities for the Steelers games to air on national TV. However, the team is going to have to adjust to a different start time every week.

I’m already working on planning road trips to Jacksonville and Cincinnati. Actually, going to the Pitt-Navy game in Annapolis on Saturday, October 18 and then to Cincinnati for the Steelers-Bengals game on Sunday could be difficult, but I’ll worry about that later. I’m still hoping to attend the Washington game in November, but as I’ve already discovered, group tickets are not available. If I have to watch it on TV, at least I won’t have to see many pictures of DC monuments and buildings on the eve of a Presidential election.

For more on the Steelers schedule, go to the Steelers website, Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies, Blog N Gold, Doubt About It, and Mondesi’s House.

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