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RoanokeFan
02-22-2012, 07:07 PM
NFL SEASON DOESN'T END WHEN FOOTBALL CONCLUDES; LOTS ON TAP FOR NEW YORK GIANTS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/02/22/nfl-season-doesnt-end-when-football-concludes-lots-on-tap-for-new-york-giants/)

"The Big Game -the Super Bowl- marks the official end to the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Season. Most
fans had their seasons “end” back in December and/or January. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants fans are fortunate enough to enjoy a lack of finality for a few weeks
more than fans from 31 other teams. It feels great to be the World Champions.
Again.



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Giants victory ticker tape parade 2 days after the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
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However, the commonly spoken of high does only last so long. The fact that
there are no more Giants games to prepare for is a harsh reality to face. While
quite a number of die-hards are still basking in the XLVI glow, many have
already shifted their focus onto other sports. Some choose to get deeper into
their hockey teams fighting for playoff spots while others choose to watch every
single basketball game and prepare for March Madness. And, hey – pitchers and
catchers is already in effect for most MLB teams…</p>


But what about the Big Blue Faithful that just cannot seem to let go- what do
they do to “get their fix”? There’s still an NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Schedule. It just doesn’t have actual games on it
until August:</p>
<ul> February 20: Application of Franchise Tag Begins February 22-28: NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) National
Combine March 5: Franchise Tag Deadline March 13: Free Agency Opens (4pm: Buckle up!) Mid-March: College Pro-Days/personal workouts scheduled March 25-28: NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Owners’
Meeting Mid-April: Team Offseason Programs Begin Late-April: Full 2012 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Schedule Announced April 26-28: 2012 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft Mid-Late July: NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Training
Camps Open August 4: Pro-Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Hall of Fame 2012 Class Enshrinement August 5: Hall of Fame Game Early August: NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Training
Camps Close/ Pre-Season Games Begin with Hall of Fame Game Late August- Early September: Roster Cuts (x2) September 6: 2012 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Regular Season Begins – with the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants (at home, showing off Lombardi #4)[/list]


As one can see, there’s plenty to keep the football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) talk going until the regular season arrives.
It’s just going to be fueled mostly by gridiron theory, hypotheses and, of
course, opinion.</p>


The NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Combine has
technically started and up until fairly recently, hasn’t been focused on much.
Now that NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Network
televises these national workouts and covers them for almost a full week, it
educates fans on invited NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft prospects that were possibly never seen or
heard of.</p>


NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Free Agency
is probably the most insane time, as the rumors and speculations from all over
run a muck – until the actual team report comes out or an official statement is
released. It can be so much fun and so aggravating all at once as it goes on for
months.</p>


The NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft
changed its format a few years ago (2010) to a three-day event from the two-day
format that was frankly draining. Day one is only the first round now and an
evening of “expect the unexpected” and disappointment for some, honestly. Either
way, it’s where teams begin to take their upcoming season form. It’s where the
scouting draft boards make or break a team for the future. Teams’ compensatory
draft picks should be announced after the Owners’ Meetings in March.</p>


Post-Draft is where the real lull begins and any news is chomped at from May
through mid-July…until the training camps officially open and reports begin to
flow in. Anticipation slowly builds for the first real snap of the rock – in the
Hall of Fame Game, August 5, 2012.</p>


Hey, it’s live football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) and a pre-cursor to September 6."

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Voldamort
02-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Thanks for the info RF.

RoanokeFan
02-22-2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the info RF.

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