I haven't really found the appropriate time to post my annual squirrel meme reading "Football season upon us, can I get an AMEN?" 

Normally I post it on the day of the Cleveland Browns first pre-season game of the year, but with the NFL preseason canceled I haven't woke it from hibernation quite yet. Part of me feels like posting it would jinx the NFL season actually happening but the countdown to the season is officially on.

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The season begins next Thursday, September 10 with a showdown between defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans on NBC. FOX is running commercials for their first double header of the season on Sunday, September 13. After successful restarts and transition into playoff season in the NHL and NBA and a semi-successful start of the MLB season, I finally feel secure in the fact that we will have professional football this fall.

Some teams are opting to start the season without any fans in the stands, including the Denver Broncos. Right now, they've said no to in person attendance for their home opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday, September 14 but they'd still like to see the biggest Bronco fans in the country "in the stands" that night. That's why they're offering fans the opportunity to turn themselves into a cardboard cutout to be placed Empower Field at Mile High!

For a $100 donation to the Bronco Denver Charities, you'll be turned into a cardboard fan and have the possibility of being shown on Monday Night Football! The opportunity is only available for 1,000 fans.

Most of us watch pro-football on TV rather than attending games on the regular, so this is a cool opportunity for Bronco Country! Especially if you have a #4 jersey to rock. That's the number that former BSU QB, Brett Rypien, will wear for Denver. Sure, he's 3rd string but this is 2020 and anything could happen...

Your move Seahawks. How do we become a flat 12th Man?