There is no reason to become emotional as a fan.
I like preseason because the games are all about emotion for a select group of players. Watch one episode of Hard Knocks on HBO and you will see that dreams come true in preseason.
I like preseason because it allows me to test my skills as a NFL General Manager. I think I can identify who will make the team and who won’t.
(Thankfully I have a day job because I wouldn’t cut it as a GM. I was convinced Matt Leinhart and Joey Harrington were both going to tear up the NFL! Cue the laugh track.)
Just ask the father with 3 kids who has never been able to afford to take his kids to Lambeau. (For the fourth preseason game against the Chiefs tickets were going for as low as $12.)
Just ask the bars, restaurants, hotels, cab drivers, bartenders, parking lot owners and anyone selling anything with 20 miles of an NFL Stadium.
Just ask Chris Banjo. A member of the 53-man roster last year, this year: practice squad.
Just ask Jayrone Elliott. Who the heck is Jayrone Elliott? With 5 sacks in preseason, I have a feeling NFL quarterbacks will soon find out.
Maybe even tonight.
It’s Game Day and I can’t wait!