Aug.1, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) makes a throw during training camp drills. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Wait Is Over, Football Is Back

This week is one that we all have been waiting for. The Hall Of Fame game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals is here to officially open the new season. Last night was another very memorable ceremony for new players received in the Pro Football Hall Of fame. As the Saints and Cards’ get ready to play in the honor of these great players now deemed as legends,  everyone should be excited whether we are fans of the teams or not. Although it is just preseason and stats mean nothing, we all can release the breaths that many of us have been holding since free agency opened in March.

Aug 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; A general view of the Pro Football Hall of Fame before the 2012 enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

What better way to open the season than having the newly enshrined players to cut the red tape for the official start of the 2012 National Football League season. This month all 32 teams records are equal, but now we can see what our teams may have to offer for our enjoyment through out the year. Every fan and every team have the same goal and at this point any team is capable of being a champion caliber team. The NFL is made up of the best football players in the world and they are all capable of on any day to have one of the greatest performances. Tom Brady can very well pull out a Jamarcus Russell type year, and Sam Bradford could be the next Troy Aikman. These ideas may not be very reasonable but in the NFL anything is possible. That’s what is so great about the NFL. Every year is a new year and no team is the same as they were the year before.

I myself cant wait to see what the Dallas Cowboys have to offer us. I can’t wait to see if Brandon Carr is worth the money Jerry gave him. I can’t wait to decide for myself if Mo’ Claiborne can truly be the next Deion Sanders. I can’t wait to see if Tony Romo can keep the streak of getting better every year alive. I can’t wait to see if DeMarcus Ware can be the single season sack leader that we all know he is capable of. And most importantly, I can’t wait to see if this is finally the year for the Cowboys to get back to the familiar, yet recently unfamiliar, category of world champion. Unfortunately I, as everyone else, will have to wait. But at least we can say good bye to the 2011 highlights, and welcome in 2012 with open arms (unless you are a N.Y. Giants fan, then you might want to hold on to 2011 for many, many years to come).

With all that said, congratulations to the new members of the HOF. The testimonies they release unto the world could be life changing for many young fans. I especially appreciate Curtis Martin for his honesty, he let the world know that anyone can be great regardless of the background they grow up in.  And although I may not care much for the Saints or the Cardinals, I hope they give us a show that is worthy of being HOF honoring. Welcome back football, we missed you and we are ready.

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  • Californy

    Optimism is always hightest this time of the year, there are wish and goals I have for this team as well. My first goal if for us to be a healthy team, no major injuries, and really no one missing practices. Then I want some of our young pups to get better on a weekly bassis. i want to see the continue developement of Tyron along with the development of Claiborn, the emergence of Connor and Carter into this defense. i wanted to see new faces and bodies emerge from the pack someone like Cole Bealsey, Adrien hamilton, Levy Adcock, George Bryant, Whiteside LB, Ben Bass DE, Isaac Madison, and Harland Gunn. But then reality creep into this outlook, you realise injuries are part of the game and many player you want are no longer part of this team future.
    This team vision changes very quickly when player like Beasley, Bryann are no longer part of this team, then you have injuries to Living , Bernardeau, Miles, Matt Johnson,, Scandrick, changing the views of how this team is going to develope and mold the future.
    Then this team decision must be made, which of these hurt player do we keep when the youngster behind them are shinning like shinning stars. The last thing i want is to lose a youngplayer to a injured veteran. For me injured player have little value to me, you will never get a100 percent from them because they dont practise or are missing game time. The star are the one who practise and who make the plays in the game. I would not save a spot for a player who can not stay healthy and be dedicated to making his body into NFL ready caliber player. These player know what is expected out of them. That why accountabiluty to me is one of the most important thing in developing a team. A injured player can not be there for the team when his services are being counted upon. Who know what the future will hold for the boys, I like to think this team control it own destiny that must be paid by it hard work and their deidcation to the trade. I rather have a team full of nobody who play for the passion of winning and who hard work are bi product for striving to be the best.

    • Levi Glenn

      I also had hopes for beasley but if he can say that football isn’t in his heart after a week into camp then he is someone that the team doesn’t need.