It says everything about the Premier League's monstrous appeal that the announcement of fixtures is an event in and of itself these days.
Though the exact dates and times of the games remain subject to change and at the whim of the television networks, Wednesday's release has got everybody excited about England's top flight again.
Just over a month after Manchester United wrapped up Premier League title No. 13, the last of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, we are already looking ahead to their defence under David Moyes.
There's no time for summer in football.
Elsewhere, returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be scanning the early challenges ahead for his team, as will Manchester City's new boss, Manuel Pellegrini. There are newcomers to assess in the form of Hull City, Crystal Palace and Cardiff, and there are new signings to cast our eyes over everywhere.
Here are my first six must-watch games of the 2013-14 Premier League season.