The wait is over!
The NFL season officially starts this Thursday, September 4th with the Super Bowl winning New York Giants set to lead off the season against the Washington Redskins.
So here are some questions to get you started:
- Who is your favorite team, and why?
- How is your team going to fare this year?
- Who will be Playoff-bound? Who will be the Super Bowl champs?
- How are the local NY Giants and Favre-loving NY Jets going to do this year?
- Where is the BEST NFL bar in Hoboken?
And of course, a couple polls about our home teams:
I’ll leave you with yet another note from my favorite grammar blogger Paul:
Perfect 16-0 Record
“I would hope that when a couple of teams start the 2008-2009 NFL season with 4-0 records, we’ll remember the lessons taught to us way back in the 2007-2008 season and not start obsessing over whether one of the teams will go 16-0. I know that was a long time ago, but if you’ll recall, fans and announcers spent an inordinate amount of time talking about whether New England would win every regular-season game. They did, but this supposedly momentous accomplishment has not been mentioned since New England lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. Maybe we could remember how insignificant it seemed in the end before we start with that again this year.
There was almost as much obsessing going on about whether Miami would have an 0-16 record (which, to make a parallel redundancy, should be referred to as an imperfect 0-16 record) last season, which might make more sense since there’s no chance of that team ruining their flawless record in the playoffs. Regardless, I don’t remember as much attention to such trivial matters even five years ago, and I’m not sure why it’s become so important recently. My guess is that it has something to do with our need for drama.
All I know is that I hope that all 30 teams are 1-1 heading into week three so that we can pay attention to the games at hand rather than some trumped up historical drama.”