Eagles schedule:

One home game in the first five weeks and it’s a Monday Night Football slot. They get the Browns in mid-October and then go back on the road and don’t play another home game until November 3rd, which is a primetime start.

If you’re a season ticket holder with a tailgating routine and preference for Autumn weather, this schedule straight up blows for you. I am sorry. Brazil eats up a home game for the Birds and then of the eight matchups at the Linc, you only get four 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. starts, possibly a 5th depending on how Week 18 plays out. The other three are Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and Sunday Night Football, and while you do have all day to drink yourself into a coma, two of those are happening on work days.

At the risk of sounding like a total hypocrite, yes, I do love the Brazil game. I love it for the opportunity to reach a new market and grow the Eagles brand and enter uncharted and exciting territory. South American fans are some of the best in the world and growing the game on another continent is meaningful. But if you believe that more than one thing can true, the Brazil game absolutely contributes to the suckage for season ticket holders, who otherwise would have had another game at the Linc in which they could 1) see their team in person and 2) tailgate in September, before the weather turns to shit. The Brazil game looks worse now, considering how the schedule played out, plus the fact that you’ve got MNF/road/road/bye in weeks two through five after they fly back from Sao Paulo.

The silver lining is that the back end of the schedule is loaded with Sunday home games, but I think if you asked season ticket holders via some sort of poll, they’d overwhelmingly prefer spreading it out so they can have a decent distribution of tailgating and live-game opportunities month-by-month.

EDIT – I forgot to point this out and think it’s a very good note: