Top College Football & NFL games in 2008
The Baseball All-Star Game just wrapped and the British Open is in full swing, so that means the kickoff for college football and the NFL is fast approaching. As we start the official countdown to the 2008 football season, here are a few important dates for the upcoming college football & NFL seasons:
July 27: Arena Bowl XXII in New Orleans
* The end of the Arena Football season means that real football is coming.
Aug. 3: Hall of Fame Game (Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins)
* First NFL preseason game.
Aug 28: NC State vs South Carolina, Oregon St vs Stanford
* A slate of 10+ college football games kick off the 2008 college football season.
Aug 30: Alabama vs Clemson, USC vs Virginia
* Marquee teams play on the first Saturday of the college football season.
Sept 4: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
* First NFL regular season game.
Sept 6: Miami at Florida
* Hurricanes roll into Gainesville looking for an upset.
Sept 7: Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts
* Rematch of Superbowl XLI and the first Sunday Night Football game of season.
Sept 8: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
* First Monday Night Football game of the season
Sept 13: Arkansas at Texas, Ohio State at USC
* A chance for new Razorbacks coach, Bobby Petrino, to make a statement in Longhorn country.
Sept 14: New England Patriots at New York Jets
* Newest chapter in the Spygate rivalry will be written.
Sept 15: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
* First big MNF game of the season.
Sept 20: Miami at Texas A&M
* A big early test at home for new A&M coach Mike Sherman.
Sept 21: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles
* Battle of the Keystone state teams.
Oct 4: Florida State vs Miami
* Throw the records out the window when these two rivals get together.
Oct 11: Texas vs Oklahoma
* Texas/OU is always one of the top games of the year.
Oct 12: New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
* Rematch of the 2007 AFC Championship Game.
Oct 20: Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
* Tough MNF matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.
Oct 25: Georgia at LSU
* Winner of this game could help decide the National Championship.
Oct 26: San Diego Chargers vs New Orleans Saints
* 2nd NFL regular-season game to be played at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Nov 1: Texas Longhorns at Texas Tech Red Raiders
* This game could help to determine the Big 12 South division champion.
Nov 2: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
* It’s the Pats/Colts, enough said.
Nov 6: Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns
* First Thursday night game of the NFL regular-season.
Nov 8: Notre Dame at Boston College, Alabama at LSU
* It’s always a big game when Notre Dame travels to BC. They’ve been waiting for Saban to return.
Nov 15: Notre Dame at Navy
* Irish and Midshipmen play at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nov 22: Ohio State vs Michigan
* The biggest test for new Wolverines coach, Rich Rodriguez.
Nov 27: Tennessee at Detroit, Seattle at Dallas, Arizona at Philadelphia
* Who doesn’t love football on NFL football on Thanksgiving?
Nov 27: Texas A&M at Texas
* People who love college football, don’t love the NFL on Turkey Day.
Nov 29: Oregon vs Oregon State, Alabama vs Auburn
* Civil War in Oregon and the Iron Bowl in Bama.
Dec 6: Big 12 Championship Game, SEC Championship Game & ACC Championship Game
* BCS tickets are punched, also date of Army/Navy in Philly and USC/UCLA in L.A.
Dec 7: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
* An NFL regular-season game being played in Toronto, Canada.
Dec 14: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
* Vince Young returns to his hometown.
Dec 14: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
* The NYGiants return to Texas Stadium where they upset the Cowboys in the 2007 playoffs.
Jan 1: Rose Bowl
* The legendary Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Jan 3: NFL Playoffs begin
Jan 8: BCS National Championship Game
* Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida is the home of the college football national championship game.
Feb 1: Super Bowl XLIII
* Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Feb 8: NFL Pro Bowl
* Once again Aloha Stadium closes the NFL season.
The 2008 NFL & College Football seasons are going to be packed full of great games. These only scratch the surface of all of the great matchups that will be played out over the next 6 months. So buy some football tickets today to experience the exciting Fall action.