Am I really ready for some football?

Football has meant a different thing to me for the past five years. Since getting involved with the NFL as part of my profession, I don’t see it the same way people do.

Some call today Christmas for them. Others think it’s the beginning of something fun. I always saw it as work and this year it’s no different for me. I may not be covering one team, I’m looking after all 32 teams.

But I don’t think I will ever have the same kind of enthusiasm as I did when I was a kid with this sport. Because everything that happens is related to work, that’s how I feel about it. It’s always going to be another thing for the job.

But it is still something new and it means the start of more stuff to cover. So I don’t think I’m as excited as you are when it comes to today’s events. But I sure will be able to watch as much as I can and soak up all that is about the NFL. It’s work, but it’s still something to look forward to.

It means more work, more news and more of everything. But hey, isn’t this the time of year when it’s supposed to be fun? It is and I’ll enjoy it too. Just a little differently. I hope the ride will be a good one.

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