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Old 07-22-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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The Om Field: Anticipation

Anticipation
July 22, 2009

Every year around this time there comes a certain day–a certain moment–when the reality of pro football being just around the corner hits home. I had mine two evenings ago, standing on my deck in a light drizzle (cell reception’s a joke inside my house) talking to a Left Coast friend about the upcoming season and its prospects for our favorite team.

What I think actually triggered it was articulating aloud, for the first time, the finite number of days left before training camp opened (ten, then), and days left until the Washington Redskins first preseason game (24) against the Ravens in Baltimore.

Or maybe it was the drizzle, I don't know. Either way, it was like a light switch being flipped on.

So yesterday I sat down to write about it ... because this is the part of the game I think I might love the most, the part that sends me back to my keyboard year after year rekindled, refreshed and renewed; the escapism, the unselfconscious ritual, the breaking out of a familiar inner burgundy and gold tapestry and pulling it on lovingly, a favorite heavy sweatshirt against the first fall chill.

And so there I am, typing away ... until about halfway into paragraph two, when ...

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Old 07-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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welcome back Om

You know that moment hasn't hit me yet that football is almost here. But reading your article stirred things up a bit for me.
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Countdown is on baby... just over a week!
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:14 AM   #4
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nice article om. This part of the year is usually really tough & slow, summer heat seems to slow everything down. Seems it takes forever to go from big free agent news to ota's to camp. Camp signals the end of summer, back to school & the start of football and fall, my favorite season.

I'm ready to see how the wp poll for preseason stars pans out. Should be an exciting preseason for us.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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I started getting a little excited this week. Only about a week left til we can start talking about something. I'm ready.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #6
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Matty,

Eight days brother--single digits. Daily commentary/highlights/interviews from the Park on every local network. Comcast. Great sites like this one ramping up to channel the vibe for those outisde the viewing area. Eight days ... and two of them are weekend fer chrissakes.

Thanks all, for the read and comments ...
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #7
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Matty,

Eight days brother--single digits. Daily commentary/highlights/interviews from the Park on every local network. Comcast. Great sites like this one ramping up to channel the vibe for those outisde the viewing area. Eight days ... and two of them are weekend fer chrissakes.

Thanks all, for the read and comments ...
Yep, we're about to go from zero to sixty. Looking forward to it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #8
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about time. all this jibber jabber about everything under the sun did nothing but get me yelled at
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:39 PM   #9
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Re: The Om Field: Anticipation

Thanks, Om! Finally, the slow-ass dog days of summer are ending. I can stop pretending to care about baseball, tennis, the tour de france, whatever. Thank god football is back.

Of course, this week is going to seem longer now that I'm anticipating, but what the hey.
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It does not really hit me until I'm getting ready to watch the first preseason game.
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Great read Om. Bring it! Let's go Redskins!!!
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Life sucks without football.
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Nice read damm it feels great to be a REDSKINS FAN! HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
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