The 2012 NFL season is getting closer to coming back.
As of right now, the Giants are all up at the University of Albany, getting themselves prepared at training camp.
If any of you have never been to the site of training camp, trust me, go see it. For me, two years ago, I went with two friends of mine and took the four-hour drive from the Jersey Shore all the way up to Albany, stayed overnight and experienced camp.
I even got to meet and shake hands with Giants owner John Mara, who was walking around with a couple of his family members, and he truly is a nice guy.
For those interested, it costs about $5 to park on campus for the day, and you can attend both practices, even if you leave after the first session. Sports Authority or Dick's Sporting Goods usually sets up a tent on the concourse for fans to buy t-shirts, jerseys and other memorabilia.
Part of the schedule of training camp is the preseason and the four games involved. For most of the starters, preseason is just a tune-up to work out the kinks and the rust.
But for the rookies, backups practice squad players and undrafted free agents, preseason is a way to catch the attention of the coaches and fight for a spot.
Lets take a look at the Giants' upcoming 2012 preseason schedule with the dates, broadcast times and television schedule.