Countdown to NFL schedule is on

The NFL will announce its schedule next Tuesday and like everything else, the league is making it a prime-time multimedia event.

The schedule will be announced and analyzed on and the NFL Network during a 2-hour "NFL Total Access: 2009 Schedule Release," beginning at 7 p.m.

According to a press release, the league also plans all sorts of other goodies relating to the schedule.

" will be the first site to have the complete team-by-team and weekly schedules of all 256 regular-season games, listing opponents, sites and times. Other features on the website will include analysis by reporters and breakdowns of the division schedules. will include which games will be on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network. There will also be printer-friendly versions of the team-by-team and week-by-week schedules."

The NFL Network’s show will feature host Rich Eisen and in-studio analysts, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Brian Billick, Jamie Dukes, Solomon Wilcots, and former Bucs general manager Bruce Allen, plus other special guests, including former Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson. Reporters will be spread across the country to get reaction.


To read our post about Terrell Owens' press conference in Buffalo, click here.