Are You Ready For Some Football?on August 12, 2010 at 6:05 am
Probably the worst part of moving to St. Louis has been living in a city that doesn’t understand what football is or why it’s so awesome. Despite the fact they’ve had four different teams (All Stars, Gunners, Cardinals, and Rams) and having won a Super Bowl just a decade ago this city barely knows what football is. Of course, I can’t blame them. Their team is kinda fail, in a dome, in a division where all their rivals are pretty bad too, and there isn’t a good college team anywhere nearby either. Plus there’s this baseball team that’s been pretty good since like the 1880′s or something. Shrug.
To me, baseball is 6 months of sport for 2 weeks of entertainment at the END of the season, and thus my summer is spent being bored while I wait for football. Seriously, once the NFL Draft and March Madness are done I do nothing sports-wise but hover over a couple of football blogs each day to see how my team is doing (if they’re doing anything) while playing ten seasons of Madden. Once camps get started I start to get a little more jittery and a little less patient, until FINALLY the wait is over – and tonight the wait is over! Preseason football starts up tonight and goes through the weekend.
Well, okay, to be fair the first preseason game was Monday but that was the Bengals and the Cowboys and no one cares about either of those teams.
Anyway, tonight there’s three games, tomorrow there’s three more (including my Chiefs), and then another seven Saturday, two on Sunday, and even a Monday night game. Football is BACK! Yes, it’s preseason and the games don’t matter but it’s still football and its only a few weeks now till the season starts! So, grab a footlong from Subway or Hardee’s, find the most comfortable spot on the couch, kickback and join me in enjoying the first official weekend of football.