Bitchin’ Dave Kennedy did some research and found that the NFL schedule will be released on April 17th in a 2 hour NFL Network show. ESPN and every other news agency should have the schedule immediately when the NFL Net show starts, so I wouldn’t reserve a 2 hour block in your own schedule.
Dave says that according to what he found, the NFL was indeed ready release the schedule on April 3rd but feared a backlash from some of the owners over the primtime scheduling and some of the matchups. The release would have occured during the owners meetings in Palm Beach.
In any case, the schedule is slated for the 17th and we can all grip about the lack o respect shown to our 1-15 Miami Dolphins.