Twitter Reacts to the NFL's 2013 Schedule Release

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IApril 18, 2013

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 27:  Eli Manning #10 of the NFC's New York Giants greets his brother Peyton Manning #18 of the AFC's Denver Broncos after the conclusion of  the 2013 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl on January 27 , 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
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It's now time to call up your employer and start requesting days off.

We've known for a while which opponents each NFL team was scheduled to play and where, but on Thursday, the juicy details were finally released. 

You can take a look at the entire schedule here, where you'll find which matchups open the season, who will be featured on the Thursday, Sunday and Monday prime-time games and, most importantly, when your favorite teams play at home so that you can plan accordingly.

Unsurprisingly, with such an important event, Twitter was alive with all the usual info and wit you could hope for.


Twitter Reaction

Before we got to the actual schedule, the San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch decided to take a more nostalgic approach to his Twitter game:

The good ol' days. But now to the good stuff. The Delaware News Journal's Martin Frank has you prepped for what he's calling the "Andy Reid Bowl":

Only 143 days until the Andy Reid Bowl, folks. 

And apparently, putting "Bowl" on the end of things still hasn't gotten old.'s Ian Rapoport points out another one:

SportsCenter's Twitter account, meanwhile, has some other important dates on the calender circled for your viewing pleasure:

In case you're a fan of really good quarterbacks throwing to talented receivers, or just funny facial expressions, the brother QBs will face off in Week 2 (via CBS Sports):

And here's a look at your Turkey Day schedule (via CBS Sports):

Although every team will look much different in 2013,'s Jeff Darlington has some bad news for Panthers fans and opposite news for Broncos fans:

This stat, courtesy of Grantland's Bill Barnwell, might have a little more relevancy behind it: