Are you ready for some football? (UPDATE: PANTHERS WIN 26-24)

NFL logoYeah, I know the first official game of the 2008 NFL season was played Thursday night – with the Super Bowl champion New York Giants beating the Washington Redskins 16-7, but most of us poljunkies were too keyed up about the RNC to really notice. Like many of ya’ll, this is my favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air, and the pro football season is kicking into high gear with a full round of games for it’s first Sunday of games this season.

Favre and the JetsOne of the most talked about games today will be the 1 PM Jets at Dolphins game, as it represents the formerly retired, formerly with the Green Bay Packers Bret Favre’s first regular season start with the Jets. I know I’ve got some GB fans who read this blog, so I’m interested in your opinions on what happened in the off season between Favre and Green Bay, and whose side you come down on … if any. I’d offer an opinion myself, but I didn’t follow the story as closely as I’m sure GB fans did.

Panthers logoMy ‘Cats are playing an away game today, taking on the San Diego Chargers on the west coast at 4 PM ET. I’ve heard some sportscasters predict that this could be the Chargers year to go all the way, so it sounds like the Panthers will have their hands full, even though the Chargers appear to be injury-plagued. Coach Fox’s two week suspension of WR Steve Smith, who punched out cornerback Ken Lucas’ nose (and broke it) during a practice round a few weeks ago, may have an impact on the outcome of today’s game as well. Jake Delhomme will be back in the QB spot today after spending most of last season on the sidelines with an elbow injury.

Play ball!

Update – 7:18 PM: The Cats win 26-24, after Delhomme threw a TD Dante Rosario with :02 left. Yeeehaa!

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