Football season is back in session

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. Being able to go out on the water, having barbeques, going to the beach and just being outside with friends and family—it’s a great time of year.

So when the weather starts getting a little cooler and September hits, I can’t help but reminisce on how much fun summer was and how I’m going to miss it.

Then I realize football is back.

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High school football, college football and now, finally, the NFL is back.

Going to high school games on Friday night is a huge thrill for me.

Hearing the crowd exploding, the coaches yelling, the players laying their bodies on the line for their team, school and town—it doesn’t get much better.

Then you have college football.

A great joy of mine is waking up in the morning and tuning in to ESPN’s College GameDay. Seeing the whole LSU campus celebrating and tailgating in preparation for a big game against an SEC rival is unparalleled—their dedication and pride for the Tigers is exhilarating to watch.

Watching Lee Corso, that quirky former coach, throw on the LSU Tiger mascot head to show his pick never gets old. And then the whole day is jam-packed with countless games.

As of last Thursday, the NFL season is upon us.

Seeing Tom Brady carve up the Steelers defense and throwing numerous touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski made me finally feel like football is in full swing.

Now I have an excuse to eat food, sit on my couch and watch football all Sunday afternoon and it feels outstanding.

Although the Saints weren’t able to pull out the win on Sunday against the Cardinals, you can’t help but feel the unrelenting support from the Picayune community.

Everywhere I go around town I see “Geaux Saints;” I also see endless Saints images: Saints flags, bumper stickers, doormats, posters, jerseys, hats—everything.

Needless to say, the next couple of months are going to be a lot of fun for all football fans around here.