Ah, the NFL season finally kicks off tonight. I'm considerably less excited about the one-off Thursday night kickoff game than about the actual full day of games on Sunday.
The NFL throws so much extra crap at you with this Thursday game and I just don't need it. I'm sure there are a bunch of lame-ass musical acts performing. And God knows what else.
Fortunately, I'll miss all that pregame pomp and circumstance. Why? Tonight is my nephew's first football game. He's playing on a team of third- and fourth-graders. I cannot wait to see this. Those tiny bodies bobbing about the field with their giant helmets on ... oh, it is going to be awesome.
I mean, it should be for at least the first 10 minutes or so.