No, I did not watch the coverage of the NFL schedule announcement last night.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

There are three things I used to get excited about when I covered the NFL that I now try my best to ignore: the schedule announcement, the draft and the preseason.

But I do want to note the most remarkable thing about the 2010 schedule, IMHO: That the Jets were one of five teams to max out with five prime time games. Five!?

Throw in the Giants' four and it will be a tough autumn for fans who have to get up early for work or school, and for newspaper reporters and editors with deadlines to meet.