By: Josh Caredeo, Sports Editor
The 2016 National Football League season has begun. The defending Super Bowl champions, the Denver Broncos, defeated the Carolina Panthers 21-20 in the late hours Thursday night. This year has already had its fair share of headlines.
As Bill Belichick as famously said before, and I am just paraphrasing, “On to…” This Sunday is no different. The New England Patriots will open the season at University of Phoenix Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals. The last the Patriots played in Glendale, they captured their fourth Vince Lombardi championship trophy. This will mark the first time since 2008 that the Patriots do not start Thomas Edward Brady Jr. in a regular season game. They will have to turn to pretty boy aficionado Jimmy Garoppolo, third year quarterback out of Eastern Illinois. As most avid football fans have heard before, the one they call the GOAT was suspended four games for “uncalled for, unnecessary bulls***,” says every Patriots fan worldwide. Oh did I type that on a college newspaper? I meant “Deflategate.”
Enough out of me, Sunday is September 11th. This marks the 15th anniversary of the deadliest attack on this nation’s grounds. We will proudly bear our colors, place our right hand on our hearts, stand and sing the National Anthem (yes I am talking to you Colin Kaepernick) like never before. God Bless America, and let’s get this pigskin party underway.