2014 NFL schedule to be released Wed. at 8 p.m. ET

We live in a world where the release of the NFL schedule is big news. (USATSI)
We live in a world where the release of the NFL schedule is big news. (USATSI)

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Because the NFL has fashioned itself into a year-round spectacle, every event, no matter how seemingly meaningless, now takes on the same importance usually reserved for high-profile get-togethers (like, say, the NBA playoffs).

BEHOLD:

That’s right: The NFL will announce the 2014 schedule Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on the NFL Network because, well, they can.

If you thought Day 3 of the NFL Draft was boring (seriously, the league has made watching an old guy in a suit read names off a card for eight hours must-see TV), this is worse.

Then again, that’s the NFL’s plan: Remain a storyline, even when the season is four months off.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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