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NFL 2011 Predictions for Week 1
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This Sunday is special to many people for many reasons.

This day marks the tenth year since the horrific events unfolded upon all Americans, now simply termed "9-11." A day where heroes were born and innocent victims perished.

This also happens to be the day the NFL plays football, where all teams but six will begin their seasons. It will be a day of remembrance and rebirth for the National Football League.

One new wrinkle added by the league is an actual humane act by the No Fun League. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent his "Fashion Police" enforcers home for the weekend, allowing players to pay tribute to the America people by their own choosing.

With the players strike having smushed everything together, we saw Thursday that teams are still trying to catch up to getting in actual football shape. The play was sloppy, but the novice fan was treated to a high scoring affair.

Many hearts will will heavy with the memory of loss today, and that includes people at the stadium today. Yes, we are back to football. Yet we are also united in thought for those who gave their lives as we try to enjoy a child's game.

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