NFL football is back.
Even a few months ago, that seemed iffy at best. Since 2010, I’ve watched the Thursday night opener with friends in Las Vegas, where we would spend the weekend doing various in-person FFPC drafts. Obviously, those plans were canceled months ago. The remaining question seemed to be: Would the same thing happen to the NFL season?
For now, it seems all systems are go. With no preseason, I have to say it was almost surreal to return to my Sunday morning ritual of flipping to DirecTV channel 703, having Andrew Siciliano greet me and asking me to settle in for six-plus hours of football. It seemed too … normal. Before Thursday’s Kansas City-Houston game, the only other live sporting event I’ve watched in six months was the Champions League soccer final. It hardly seemed possible that I was watching NFL football again. I can only hope it lasts for four more months.
Some fantasy-related observations: