Thursday night marked the beginning of a new decade of football. Jerseys were taken off of hangers, and old leather footballs came out of the closet. Chips, dip, and drinks were set out in households across the nation as the opening kickoff elicited excitement as men, women and children gathered to watch the action.
Football is back, can life get any better?
The 2011 season opener was every bit as good as NFL fans hoped it would be. The action-packed first quarter alone was enough to get football fans everywhere pumped for the upcoming season, no matter which team you root for.
Every play was a preview of the action that we would all be witnessing in the upcoming months, every touchdown foreshadowed the hundreds more that we would all be paying attention to. As the clock ticked down to the last few intense seconds, we saw where we would be for the next five months...right in front of the TV.
Like a good sitcom that you never tire of, every season of football is as fresh and diverse as the last. You never see the same thing twice. Along with that are new areas of interest that we get to focus on each year, and this year is no different.
Now that the first game of the new season has come and gone, there are even more that we have gleaned from the athletes who we live vicariously through.