Thrilling start to football

Jack Smith, Sports Reporter

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As preseason of the National Football League (NFL) comes to a close and the regular season begins, news around the NFL is buzzing. From the Tom Brady Deflategate scandal from last postseason to the other news around the league, this season is shaping up to being very interesting and intense.

New England Patriot’s Tom Brady was supposed to be suspended for four games because of the Deflategate scandal. In the AFC Championship game last post season someone on the Patriots staff allegedly took air out of the balls to help Tom Brady. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman nullified Tom Brady’s suspension. The NFL, frustrated with this decision, decided that they were going to pursue this case further. They are not happy and are going to continue on with this matter.

Some players ended their season before they could even touch the field in the regular season. Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers sustained a knee injury and will be out the entire season.  Other players that are injured are Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers tore his ACL, Louis Delmas from the Miami Dolphins tore his ACL, and Phil Loadholt from the Minnesota Vikings tore his Achilles tendon. These are just a few players who unfortunately do not get to play the 2015 – 2016 season. Other players like Adrian Peterson have not touched the field since 2013. This is not because of injury but because of legal allegations. Adrian Peterson had a case against him for beating his son. Because of this he had to miss a whole season. The NFL does not take lightly to these things.

After having a rough season last year, the Arizona Cardinals look like they will have a very promising season. After week 1 they are 1 – 0. Even though it is early in the season they are looking good. They are using the whole field and are very good. They are for sure looking at a championship run.

Roger Goodell, who is the chairman for the NFL, decided not to attend the opening game of the season between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roger Goodell decided to instead go the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers game Sunday September 13, 2015.

The NFL is going to have one of its best seasons yet. All of the teams are strong even with the loss of some of their better players to injuries. The league is ready to play, it is finally football season again.

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