Busy times at the Sports Desk, as the NFL playoff schedule was announced. We also got our hands on the 2011 Patriots schedule today, so let's get down to business.
Here's the Wild Card weekend schedule. Note that the games are being played on Saturday AND Sunday, as college football is pretty much done by then.
Sat., Jan. 08, 8:00 PM ET NBC
New York Jets at Indianapolis
Sun., Jan. 09, 1:00 PM ET CBS
Baltimore at Kansas City
Sat., Jan. 08, 4:30 PM ET NBC
New Orleans at Seattle
Sun., Jan. 09, 4:30 PM ET FOX
Green Bay at Philadelphia
We also obtained the Patriots 2011 schedule, although not with dates assigned:
Home: Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Kansas City, San Diego, Indianapolis, Dallas, N.Y. Giants
Away: Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington
There are worse schedules (we may have had one this year), but it's doable. Everyone in the AFC East get the NFC East and the AFC West, as well as one AFC South team (ours is Indianapolis, because when someone says "American South," you immediately start thinking "Indiana."). The two Buffalo games are bunnies, as may be Washington and Oakland. Dallas presents as a bunny, but they have a lot of weapons.
Now, to get our minds off football for a moment, let's go to Dubai. They play skeet with golf clubs there: