There aren't many things more depressing for a football fan than to see his team get flexed to a less desirable kickoff time by the NFL. When it comes to "depressing" and "football" in 2013, the Houston Texans fit the bill as well as anyone in the league. It should therefore come as little surprise that the Texans have been flexed out of a seemingly prime late afternoon 3:25 p.m. CST kickoff to their typical 12 p.m. CST start.
Adding insult to injury is that the game in question is the Week Thirteen clash between the Texans and New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Before the 2013 season started, that game was anticipated to be a key battle for playoff seeding in the AFC. Now? Now it'll feature the likely AFC East champions and a Houston Texans squad that's at best 4-7 and quite possibly 2-9. Huzzah!
The press release from the NFL reads:
The New York Giants-Washington Redskins game on Sunday, December 1 is still tentatively scheduled for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The final Week 13 schedule will be announced no later than Tuesday, November 19.
Adjust your calendars accordingly. And by that, I mean "remember to buy all your booze on Saturday, because you no longer have the luxury of waiting until after noon CST on Sunday to load up in advance of a 3:25 p.m. CST kickoff."