After 221 days, (or 318,240 long minutes but who was counting), the National Football League finally kicked off the eagerly awaited 2015-2016 season on September 10. Here are five key takeaways from the first week of the season
Perhaps young Charlie and his hero, Marcus Mariota, are pointing a way forward toward a new "least of these" theology for evangelicals -- rooted in orthopraxy -- some fifteen years into a new millennium. Let me explain.
This was a Rich Kotite type of a season, punctuated by mistakes, turnovers, missed opportunities and, above all, losses. Will the Jets fly again? There is some reason for hope, but a lot of patience will be required first.
The answer is unknown, but the question looms large, and it is currently multiple choice. Who will quarterback Chip Kelly's offense in 2015? Whether or not the answer turns out to be an elite one may very well dictate how long, and how far, the Chip Kelly Era goes.
Similarly high profile teams square off this week, with a couple very notable differences. As a game between two top ten teams in just about any poll, Michigan State heading to Oregon is a high profile national game.