I have long thought of July 5th as the unofficial start of football season, since full on speculating will begin about the coming season, and media days are only a couple of weeks away (or media day, if you follow the Big Ten+2). With the events of the last few days, it can't get here soon enough.
So, have a safe and Happy Independence Day. We'll be eating and celebrating river style, with fireworks from a sandbar and good eats served on a bluff overlooking the Altamaha.
Happy Birthday, America. Football season starts Monday, y'all.