It was finally time for the NFL to release the 2019 season schedule. Many teams took the opportunity to get creative with videos highlighting their matches. There are so many great people involved with their social media, and it’s worth appreciating the job they did to make our day a little bit brighter. Well, some of them.
Let’s rank them.
32. Dallas Cowboys
ASMR isn’t my thing. It personally creeps me out. But you know what creeps me out more? Jerry Jones doing ASMR. Just look at that smile and that wink. shudders
See Jerry Jones and @AmariCooper9 help us release the 2019 #DallasCowboys schedule through ASMR.— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 18, 2019
Tickets available at 9pm CT via @SeatGeek → https://t.co/ZAoOUYT7dj pic.twitter.com/9YWj8LDsKR
31. Detroit Lions
I love the Detroit Lions social media team. They’ve made some great content in the past, and we at Pride of Detroit have had multiple amazing interactions with them. However, this video is bad. It doesn’t come off as comedic at all. It’s essentially a collection of gifs from “The Office,” an overrated television show. Yes, I said it. Fight me.
"My mind is going a mile an hour." - Michael Scott @theofficenbc— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 18, 2019
The Lions did post another schedule release video, and while it is far superior, I am excluding it from my rankings because it was not the original.
What goes down in the #Lions' group thread? pic.twitter.com/neA5v1deZ9— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 18, 2019
30. San Francisco 49ers
They did not release a video. Still better than what the Cowboys did.
29. New Orleans Saints
It’s a fine video, but that’s it. It’s just sights and sounds from New Orleans with the schedule posted on top. It gets the job done, but it’s not something you’ll remember or laugh about.
A New Orleans-influenced look at the Saints' 2019 schedule!— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 18, 2019
(Via @SeatGeek) #GoSaints pic.twitter.com/7EuF8whGkG
28. Miami Dolphins
27. Chicago Bears
26. Oakland Raiders
I’ve grouped these three together because they all fall under the same category: they’re highlight reels. They’re well made, sure, but this is a time to be creative. Have some fun with it. While Gruden talking about the old Raiders footage for two minutes is an interesting touch, it’s also Gruden talking about old Raiders footage for two minutes.
It's official, the 2019 regular season schedule is here! What games will you be attending this season? #FinsUp— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 18, 2019
Single game tickets >> https://t.co/h1wPxNFS3a pic.twitter.com/IC7B0wW8cc
100 years in the making... #Bears100 pic.twitter.com/83KYt2YLkn— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 18, 2019
Sixty years of iconic players.— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 18, 2019
Sixty years of legendary moments.
Sixty years of #RaiderNation.
Our 60th season starts here. pic.twitter.com/LV2TZtrTzm
25. Denver Broncos
I respect the effort that went into this Madden video, but truth be told, it’s just dull.
Our 2019 schedule?— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 18, 2019
It’s in the game. #NFLScheduleRelease pic.twitter.com/mMAcrENuMg
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Much like the Saints’ video, it’s highlighting locations in Tampa, Florida. However, I really like the touches that they added with the neon-like images. Plus the music is funky.
Schedule’s out, YOU IN?— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) April 18, 2019
23. Cincinnati Bengals
Much like the Saints’ video, it’s highlighting locations in Cincinnati, Ohio. However, I like that they included their mascot roaming around.
Who Dey zooms through the 2019 #Bengals Schedule pic.twitter.com/ihr033s4G3— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 18, 2019
22. Philadelphia Eagles
I’ll be honest, I don’t know who a lot of these people are. But apparently they’re celebrities, so I guess that’s cool.
Announcing the schedule proved tougher than we thought, so we enlisted the help of some of our friends.#FlyEaglesFly | #EaglesEverywhere pic.twitter.com/fQvlX0PdEd— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 18, 2019
21. Tennessee Titans
I’ll be honest, I don’t know who a lot of these people are. But apparently they’re country artists, so I guess that’s cool.
Listen here, Tennessee!— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 18, 2019
The Queen of Country and her friends are here to announce the #Titans 2019 schedule. pic.twitter.com/pufKIBq3Zp
20. New York Giants
Tracy Morgan is a funny guy, but his SNL skills aren’t really showcased in this video. There are quite a few misses, but he’s a charming personality that redeems the video with his presence alone.
.@RealTracyMorgan drops Big Blue's Fall Lineup, coming this September! pic.twitter.com/e26umIL719— New York Giants (@Giants) April 18, 2019
19. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have another highlight video, this one showing memorable moments from their matchups. However, unlike the Raiders’ video, this one doesn’t have Gruden talking. I tell you what, that’s a positive in my books.
The 60th season. #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/C7rUBbmkRc— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 18, 2019
18. Los Angeles Rams
The war room setup is clever, but at four minutes in length, it really drones on. As well, most of the dates are announced via a muffled voice over a radio. Decent idea, mediocre execution. Just like their play in the Super Bowl.
Playing the old squad, a homecoming + no cold games for the specialists‼️@weddlesbeard, @AaronDonald97 + @JHekker (we gave him permission to join the position players) take the call for the 2019 #LARams schedule! pic.twitter.com/n0dMuL09MR— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 18, 2019
17. Cleveland Browns
There has to be some irony with the Browns using fax. In 2017, the Browns were trying to trade for A.J. McCarron at the trade deadline. However, the deal got nixed at the last minute, and one of the rumored reasons was due to the Browns failing to fax the league office in time.
History aside, while Dorsey is entertaining as a man stuck in an office of the past, the actual schedule reveal aspect of the video isn’t great — you can barely read the dates.
EXCLUSIVE: The exact moment GM John Dorsey got our schedule pic.twitter.com/EC1tAvMs4E— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 18, 2019
16. Washington Redskins
The graphic design for this video is excellent, matching the award-winning television show to a T. However, they are the unfortunate victim of circumstance: two other teams also made Game of Thrones videos, and they were superior. What brings down Washington’s is the lack of other cities, which Game of Thrones’ intro is known for having.
#ScheduleIsHere pic.twitter.com/zquCdeSS7e— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 18, 2019
15. Minnesota Vikings
Haikus can be good
Though this video is weird
Yet still I love it
Two Thousand Nineteen— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 18, 2019
Vikings schedule is here
Poetry stylehttps://t.co/m0jfJIfmem pic.twitter.com/VApm2oWkP4
14. New England Patriots
While I enjoy this video and Bad Lip Readings, this trend has long since passed. Still, there are a few chuckles to be found.
Football is a very fun game.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 18, 2019
Schedule 2019: Bad #Patriots lip reading edition. pic.twitter.com/qVcil6ALLg
13. Arizona Cardinals
It starts off real well as a horror movie, however it never reaches its full potential, instead devolving into a highlight reel. The other noteworthy part is that aside from a frame or two, Josh Rosen is nowhere to be found. Are they tipping their hand for the draft?
Coming soon to a 65,000-seat theater near you!— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 18, 2019
: https://t.co/SUoxwxldMU pic.twitter.com/YIkht787bl
12. Buffalo Bills
This Tinder-esque video is chalked full of hilarious stabs at teams and players, all to excellent success. However, it also makes me think of what a Bills’ profile would consist of. Probably a lot of bad decisions and table smashing. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t swipe right on them.
Hey 2019 opponents…— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 18, 2019
11. Green Bay Packers
They’re the Packers. It’s Pac-Man. It’s simple, obvious, but well-executed.
Game On: The 2019 #Packers schedule is here!— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 18, 2019
: https://t.co/11LbDm9kMY#GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/0BDpkJKgZv
10. Houston Texans
The Texans come in with the second Game of Thrones video. This one features numerous stadiums, which is an upgrade over Washington’s, though they don’t use the actual Game of Thrones theme—I’m not sure how copyright works anymore. The problem with the video is that it shows the teams by division and not schedule. As a result, it’s somewhat difficult to grasp who is playing when until the very last 10 seconds of the video.
Schedule is here.#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/QV2yNNKyBQ— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 18, 2019
9. New York Jets
There’s just something about classic video game parodies that I love. The over-the-top sounds, the pixelated graphics, or the nostalgia of playing them as a kid. The Jets bring back some great memories in an excellent video.
Blow in the cartridge. Insert the Rumble Pak. Dial up Da Bomb.— #TakeFlight (@nyjets) April 18, 2019
It's 2019 schedule release, NFL Blitz style! pic.twitter.com/JrHU8PiUeX
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
There’s something about “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that’s unequivocally pure and wholesome. This doesn’t happen to fit the identity of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it’s nonetheless a great tribute to an iconic show.
There’s a glaring flaw with this video, one that prevents it from being even higher on my list: the dates are out of order. It would have been so simple to put them in order! And they don’t even have a recap like the Texans’ video!
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 18, 2019
Let’s head to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for our 2019 schedule… pic.twitter.com/blrW7zjwsW
7. Indianapolis Colts
Just like how the Colts are carried by Andrew Luck, so, too, is this video. Luck just screams dullness, but this video is so awkward that it’s beautiful. The ‘fun’ facts that Luck gives are totally something that I could see him mentioning in a locker room meeting.
Who needs a fancy schedule release video when you can have THIS? pic.twitter.com/47Bub45Big— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 18, 2019
6. Seattle Seahawks
We’ve seen a few video games on this list (and it won’t be the last), but this Seahawks mobile side-scroller has some excellent graphic and audio design, legitimately looking like a game I could purchase on my phone. However, much like mobile apps, there are ads in it. I don’t want to pay for the ad-free version either, so I guess I’ll be stuck with my Pizza Hut powerups.
⬇️ Restart those consoles and charge those battery packs because the Biggest Games of 2019 are HERE. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/VOJCJwcidv— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 18, 2019
5. Baltimore Ravens
There’s nothing quite like cheesy, over-the-top television commercials, and the Ravens absolutely nail it. Large text, explosions, and an intense voice proclaiming “SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!” are classic.
‼️THIS FOOTBALL SEASON ‼️— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 18, 2019
PREPARE FOR DOMINATION
‼️MEGA RAVENS FOOTBALL‼️ pic.twitter.com/6gKU0m9009
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Another team representing the fad of cheesy television skits, the Jaguars come in with an infomercial with tackiness to rival their old gold and black helmets. There’s nothing I love more than intentional awkwardness, and there are plenty of hilarious jabs at teams.
Get your teal out because today your lives are about to change.— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 18, 2019
It’s the 2019 Jaguars Schedule, presented by @McGowansHVAC!
Full schedule: https://t.co/XpUXP46BKF pic.twitter.com/LW4Drq5tMX
3. Carolina Panthers
As previously mentioned, there have been plenty of video game based videos. However, the Panthers take the cake with outstanding design coupled with a multitude of game parodies.
Wanna play a game? pic.twitter.com/mF5CeYnGUE— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 18, 2019
2. Atlanta Falcons
The top-ranked Game of Thrones parody is courtesy of the Falcons. Much like the previous ones, the video features incredible graphics. However, what sets it apart is the joke towards the division rival Saints. At this point, we all know about the controversial call in their playoff game against the Rams. The Falcons poke fun at it during the video—I won’t spoil where it is, but it vaults the video towards the top of my list.
Football is coming.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 17, 2019
Full Schedule ➡️https://t.co/vNuHMKwxTs pic.twitter.com/Xb91bWV7dB
1. Los Angeles Chargers
Words cannot do this video justice. It’s so incredibly stupid and beautiful.
Should we REALLY make our schedule release video with stock footage?— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 18, 2019
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