September 9, 2004
Thursday Night Madness
Tonight starts the 2004 National Football League professional football season -- America's true national religion. (No offense intended to the faithful, it's just that millions more people watch and attend the NFL on Sunday mornings in this country than church.) Now is not the time, however, to reflect on football's place in society or the NFL's shizophrenic relationship to sex and beer. Instead, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won 15 straight games and play in the season opener tonight against Peyton Manning and the Colts. Are you ready for some football?
Update: The Patriots won 27-24 in a tremendous game, with the Colts turning over the ball twice inside the 5-yard line, including a devastating end zone fiumble with less than 1 minute to play.Posted by glenn