After numerous delays and cursing of Lord Goodell's name, a few hours from now all of Who Dat Nation will be glued to ESPN as the 2014 NFL schedule is released.
Given the fact the Saints' opponents have already been determined as well as predictions from every Saints fan on social media on who the team will open up against, I decided to use this space to give my wish list for the upcoming schedule.
Thank me later.
1. Make Roman Harper's Wish Be a Nightmare in Week 1
Cut by the Saints in February (fact is I remember seeing him at the annual Comic Con convention at the Morial Convention Center) former Saint defensive back Roman Harper was signed by the Carolina Panthers on March 15th to a two-year contract.
Not too long ago, Harper publicly stated that he couldn't wait to face off the Saints in the Superdome, which if you're reading this at home, is like wishing to go to the dentist.
2. Play Detroit on Thanksgiving
I know the popular opinion is to play the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but to me I think the Lions, who last beat the Saints in 2005, would be the more attractive Turkey Day opponent. Reason why I say this is because the Lions, who should have been in the postseason last year, has a good chance to contend with Green Bay for the NFC North title in 2014.
As I stated in the previous point, the Lions are more of a threat to the NFC than the Cowboys, making them a better opponent to face on Thanksgiving than the Cowboys in my opinion.
Much like last year's contest, I'm wishing for another primetime game against the Cowboys, so that the world can once again tune in to the longest comedy series in NFL history.
Another thing I would like to see on the schedule is have one of the Panther games played in primetime as well as the showdowns with the Ravens and Packers. I also want a Sunday Night game against the 49ers, which would delight a lot of old school Saint fans.
So there you have it, my three wishes for the 2014 schedule. If you guys got anything different, drop a line in the comment box. Or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to scream at me.