The smell of suntan lotion has faded into the cool September air and is replaced by the aroma of Buffalo wings and beer. The sounds of whistles, once blown by lifeguards, are now used by Referees on the gridiron. Football is finally here! Yes that is correct, no longer do we have to wade through the dog days of summer watching boring baseball games over and over again. This year there are many intriguing story lines unfolding and questions that remain unanswered. Will Tom Brady's knee hold up to perform like his MVP year of 2007? Can Brett Favre's courageous return to the NFL propel the Viking's to reach the Super Bowl? Insert sarcasm here. Will justified dog protesters kill Michael Vick before he supplants Donavan McNabb as the Eagles starting QB? Can the Giants win enough games with a Pop Warner receiving core and a top-notch defense to claim back the NFC title? Will T.O. make a difference by switching leagues or will it be just another MTV show in the making with him doing sit-ups? Can Big Ben stay out of the news and the courtroom long enough to defend his Super Bowl crown? Will Aaron Rodgers make fans forget about the ghost of Brett Favre in New York, Minnesota, sorry Green Bay? Can L.T. and Antonio Gates stay healthy enough to dodge the critics and finally lead their team past the AFC Championship game? Have the Colts and Peyton Manning's window of opportunity finally closed? Don't worry Peyton; you still have those great commercials, "Cut that meat". Can Rex Ryan shut his mouth long enough to actually coach a game for the J-E-T-S, JETS-JETS-JETS? Will Ocho Cinco have more tweets on his twitter account than yards caught for the Bengal's this year? Who will be this year's Cinderella team, just as the Cardinals were last year? Well, as I look into my crystal ball found at the bottom of my Rum and Coke, I see a very large dog hair. No seriously I do! Anyway, time will tell, and it all starts with tonight's game. Let's give the Chumps, sorry Champs, their due with a close hard fought victory over Tennessee 20 to 17. Let the games begin.