NBC telecasts of “Sunday Night Football” will be lacking faith this season.
Well, Faith Hill.
Hill has opened NBC’s telecast for the past six seasons, belting out her song “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” a reworked version of the Joan Jett hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
The intro starred Hill — usually in high heels — intercut with a computer-generated montage of NFL stars (you might recall Adrian Peterson making a dynamic football move on a frozen lake this past season).
Judging by Hill’s tweet, it appears it was her decision to step away from the “SNF” brand.
Expect NBC to replace the country icon with a similarly safe, commercially relevant artist whom your mom knows.
Courtesy: Dan Hanzus | NFL Around the League Writer
The NFL usually releases the official regular-season schedule in the week prior to the NFL draft, but that will not be the case this year.
“The schedule is not finalized, and no release date has been determined,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement today (Monday).
The NFL told Sports Business Journal on Monday the schedule will come out in the next week or two. While the schedule in recent years has come out in the week before the draft, that isn’t always the case. The 2010 schedule was unveiled only two days before the draft. That was the first year the NFL moved to a Thursday night primetime start for the draft.
If you’re looking for a best guess as to the schedule’s release, April 23 would be it. But that’s just a guess. The schedule also might come out after the draft in another effort to “stretch out” the NFL calendar and keep football high in the headline stacks.
The announcement of this year’s schedule technically hasn’t been postponed because it never officially was set in the first place. This much we know: The Baltimore Ravens will open the season on the road in the NFL’s kickoff game.
EDITORS NOTE: The league released the 2013-2014 NFL Schedule today (April 18, 2013) … check it out HERE.