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Saints/Packers Opens Up 2011 NFL Season

The last two Super Bowl champions will open the 2011 NFL season on Thursday, September 8 when the Green Bay Packers host the New Orleans Saints.

Yet, an obvious black cloud hangs over this news.

Amidst labor strife, seeing the NFL’s schedule release marred on Tuesday night by a missing collective bargaining agreement is a strange thing.

Typically, the NFL Schedule Release Day is one of the more enjoyable times of year for football fans.

Instead, it appears as some mythical creation that may or may not come to fruition. Remember, part of, half of, or all of this NFL schedule could be wiped out if the league and player’s union fails to get its collective act together.

Nonetheless, the shield trotted out its schedule this evening fully aware of the notion that this could be all flushed down the proverbial toilet.!/pdomo/status/60513479345446912

The same feeling many NFL fans had when the schedules were released tonight will probably be exist in some form next Thursday night when the draft takes place in New York City.

Anyhow, Drew Brees vs. Aaron Rodgers sounds like a good time for opening night.

Let’s hope we actually get to watch it.

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