Although it seems like the Super Bowl just ended with Malcolm Butler’s interception, we’re already ready to mark the dates on our calendar for professional football’s return.

Well, at least something resembling its return.  That would be the longest month in sports: the NFL preseason.  Although we all know the preseason is mainly about guys not getting hurt and battles for the practice squad rosters, we’ll all be watching anyways.

It starts with the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton as the Steelers face the Vikings on NBC.  Here’s the full national television schedule.

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It’s really interesting what the NFL has done here as they’ve doubled up on games in Week 2 and Week 3 while no games will be nationally televised in Week 1 or Week 4.  That actually makes a lot of sense because the starters get the most game action in Week 2 and Week 3.  Week 1 is the warm-up for the warm-ups and Week 4 is a glorified scrimmage.  It’s a smart move on the NFL’s part.

For the full preseason schedule, click here.