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Real, live FOOTBALL!! NFL Hall of Fame Game Open Thread

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Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages...Football, the Great American Game, returns in all of its glory tonight as two teams we don't care about play a completely meaningless pre-season game.  But you know what?  I DON'T CARE!!!!  FOOTBALL IS BACK, BABY!!  The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Dallas Cowboys at 7 PM CST on your local NBC channel.

I have two interesting tidbits of information for you:  Both Cincinnati and Dallas got the absolute snot kicked out of them by your Minnesota Vikings last year.

Also, I have an interesting statistic for you:  Did you know, that since the inception of the NFL Hall of Fame game in the Super Bowl era (beginning with SB II, only three teams that appeared in Canton played in the Super Bowl?  They were the 1988 Cincinnati Bengals, the 1994 San Diego Chargers, and the 2001 St. Louis Rams.  Oh, and all of those teams were a:

 

Okay, three bits of information.  No team who's home stadium hosted the Super Bowl has played in the Super Bowl in that season, so with those two bits of info, I think we can safely say that the Dallas Cowboy season is OVAHR!!

Enjoy the return of football, Viking Nation, and welcome back America's Game!!