During dinner you discover a new TV show in which veteran players reminisce about the day they took the NFL's aptitude test—The Wonderlic Years. That's followed by The Free Agent, a reality show in which the best unsigned quarterback is wooed by teams hoping to stay in the running for his services for another week. The viewing audience is still buzzing over the previous episode, when this year's leading man told the Dolphins they were a really nice franchise, but he just felt more of a physical attraction to the Seahawks.
You wake up in a cold sweat. You were having a nightmare that the NFL actually went away from February to August, leaving six months to fill with culture, family and outdoor activities. You flip on a show about tailgating menus on the NFL Cooking Channel to calm your nerves so you can go back to sleep. Hank Jr. will be calling to you soon, and you want to be ready for some football.