It's Football (Pre) Season

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersNFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersAug 9, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles on the sideline during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
NFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersNFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersAug 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) smiles during warm ups before the game against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Football season is always nostalgic for me. As a kid, my mom was not a fan of television (and I'm grateful for it) but made a compromise with my dad that the TV could be on for his favorite shows, the Simpsons and 49ers games. Yep. While other kids couldn't watch the Simpsons due to it's less than kid-friendly content but had Nickelodeon on all day, I had no idea what "All That" was about, but knew all about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. And then of course football. "Fire and football" is my family's opinion of a great cozy Sunday. So I'm always thrown off when I get an NFL game on my schedule in the middle of August. Is it football season already? I'm still trying to hold on to summer.


NFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersNFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersAug 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Leon Hall (29) holds on to Detroit Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones (13) during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

To call it football season is generous. It's pre-season. This means you'll cover one drive of each starting lineup and then all the bench players will come in. While this is a bit of a bummer in terms of great action, it's a great excuse to spend the entire 2nd half just trying to take feature photos along the bench.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersNFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland RaidersAug 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) on the sideline against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersNFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersAug 9, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman (25) celebrates on the sideline after a 49ers sack against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I had received multiple notes from editors to keep an eye out for anyone kneeling, especially with the Dallas Cowboys after Mr. Jones statement. Posting the below photo on social media (I'm trying to post on social media more) was a quick reminder of how dehumanizing some folks can be behind a keyboard at what would be 3am in their local time zone, yikes! And I'm just posting a photo. Don't shoot the messenger! (Or unarmed people of color for that matter).

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersNFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersAug 9, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys players stand for the national anthem before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I have another preseason game the end of this month 49ers vs Chargers and then looking forward to the regular season! We'll see if Jimmy G can keep his streak, even if he only plays a few snaps.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersNFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ersAug 9, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


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