August 3, 2008

Football's False Dawn

The light that appears in the east just before dawn is known as the "false dawn." Tonight begins roughly a month of false dawn for the sport we love so much. Sure this looks a lot like football: 22 players on the field at a time, Saints fans have hope, and Les Miles is hanging out with Snoop Dogg.

But preseason football, which begins tonight with the Hall of Fame Game between the Colts and Redskins, is not real football. Teams really only try in the 4th quarter, the only possible good news is no major injuries, and Saints fans have hope. The word from preseason practice is that Texas' defense will be salty, the offense Saints will be sick, and, barring major injuries, both teams could compete for a title.

It's nice to have football again, but preseason sucks. Bring on Florida Atlantic!

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