Seeing as the NFL starts tonight with the Ravens at the Broncos, I thought I would start a football discussion thread. The season is pretty interesting with all of the impressive rookie quarterbacks trying to avoid a sophmore slump, the Ravens trying to win again in a hard division, and many other things that I can't think of (:P).
Even though I no longer live in the Philadelphia area my rooting interest is the Eagles. The hiring of coach Chip Kelly was a bit of a surprise and I am a bit skeptical as well. I was actually able to (briefly) talk to big Eagles fan and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell about this at a book signing and he said it was hit or miss. He's probably right and I'm expecting to see a miss.
On the other side of things there is college. I don't have a huge rooting interest so I find this season pretty boring with the exception of Johnny Manziel who is arrogant but at least entertaining. Clemson's win impressed me (maybe they have a shot at a BCS something this year) and Florida State's quarterback also looked good Monday night (against a weak defense but still). Alabama to me as usual looks like the best team but I hope they don't get a three-peat.
So go ahead, bash other teams, other people, and those "our football is better" Europeans. (We still love you guys though!)