On Sunday evening, we will finally get an opportunity to see our first dose of NFL football since the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 back in February.
Yes, even if it doesn't count. . .and even if it does involve the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers will be taking on the Indianapolis Colts in this year's version of the Hall of Fame Game. You'll recall that the Minnesota Vikings made the trip to Canton to play in this game last season, as they battled the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL preseason. Much like last year's game, you probably shouldn't expect to see much of the starters for either side, but at least it's NFL football.
Here are all the particulars for this evening's contest.
Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers, 2016 Hall of Fame Game
Game Time and Location
7:00 PM Central, Tom Benson Stadium, Canton, Ohio
Watch ESPN or the ESPN app
Westwood One (check link for affiliates in your area)
Colts - Sirius Channel 81, XM Channel 226, Internet Channel 813
Packers - Sirius Channel 83, XM Channel 225, Internet Channel 811
Westwood One (National) - Channel 88 on both Sirius and XM
SB Nation affiliates
Stampede Blue - Colts
Acme Packing Company - Packers
Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Edward DeBartolo, 49ers owner, 1977-2000
Tony Dungy, coach, 1996-2001 Buccaneers, 2002-08 Colts
Brett Favre, QB, 1991 Falcons, 1992-2007 Packers, 2008 Jets, 2009-10 Vikings
Kevin Greene, LB/DE, 1985-1992 Rams, 1993-95 Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Panthers, 1997 49ers
Marvin Harrison, WR. 1996-2008 Colts
Orlando Pace, T, 1997-2008 Rams, 2009 Bears
Ken Stabler, QB, 1970-79 Raiders, 1980-81 Oilers, 1982-84 Saints
Dick Stanfel, G, 1952-55 Lions, 1956-58 Redskins
Vikings' Preseason Opener
The Vikings will open their 2016 preseason at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, against Mike Zimmer's former team, the Cincinnati Bengals. That game will take place on Friday, 12 August, at 6:30 PM Central time. We will have full coverage of that game right here for you.