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Football fans, the wait is over at last–and we mean that in more than one way. We’ll start with the longest-running storyline of the NFL offseason: the Deflategate saga, the battle between Tom Brady and the NFL. After much of the sports world waited for the other proverbial shoe to drop, Judge Richard Berman delivered the result New England Patriots fans have hoped for. He vacated the punishment imposed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and cleared Brady to begin the season as usual. Berman’s decision appears to have been based on the fact that, regardless of the merits of the case against Brady, Goodell ignored due process in his handling of the matter…and as you might imagine, this issue isn’t dead yet. Speculation has already begun about the NFL’s next move, as well as how much this whole thing might tarnish the legacies of many involved. One thing’s for sure: if you took a shot and drafted Brady in your fantasy league, you’re doing a happy dance.
As for the other thing football fans have waited seemingly forever for: the college football season is fully underway! It actually began last Saturday, in an under-the-radar but highly exciting FCS kickoff between Montana and FCS defending champion North Dakota State. With just two seconds to go, the Montana Grizzlies excited the home crowd in Missoula with a game-winning touchdown to beat the defending champs, 38-35!