Quite simply, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
No, it’s not Christmas. It’s kickoff week for FOOTBALL SEASON! NCAA and NFL football are primed to get started, and we couldn’t be more excited. Speaking on behalf of the massive amount of football fans out there, there’s no feeling quite like the start of a new season.
The joy comes from the mystery of what’s ahead. Who are going to be the breakout stars? What teams will soar, and which ones will flounder? What dramatic storylines we couldn’t possibly predict now will unfold?
For those of us with a particular team on the pro or college level (or both) close to our hearts, it’s a great time of optimism. The whole season is ahead, and everyone has a clean record to forge from.
As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get any better than watching the NFL rookies. So many of these players we’ve watched closely through all their years in college, maybe watched them get drafted, and tried to divine from preseason what their true potential is. But nothing is proved or disproved until they day they step out on the field in Week 1.
I’d also be lying right now if I said we weren’t watching one very talented Richmonder a bit closer than the other rookies. We couldn’t be more excited for Richmond native and Collegiate High School alum Russell Wilson, who visited us a bit over a month ago. After a stellar college playing career and a very exciting preseason, Russell has beaten the expectations of many “experts” and has been named the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks going into week one. Go get em Russell!
Now let’s all bask in the glory of football season, upon us once again so tantalizingly soon. Kickoff for NCAA football starts Thursday at 7pm, with NFL kicking off 6 days later on Wednesday at 8:30pm