Gridiron Preview: An Eternal September

We’re chugging along to get you our big fat American Gridiron Issue before the last point is kicked. But, to help ease the days of waiting, here’s one of the fancier essays regarding the great sport that this editor has ever seen:

Football Season is Over; Football Season Has Begun

by Spencer Hall


Hunter S. Thompson wrote “Football Season Is Over” at the top of his suicide note. The end of football season was, for him, a convenient time to check out of life via gunshot. It is not hard to understand why: looking out the window in February, when the whistle has sounded and big men pour into physical rehab or the bars for the winter, is bleak as hell’s backyard no matter where you are. Up north there is snow, more snow, and grey cottony skies blocking the sun for months at a time. Down south the trees spit their leaves, and half of the mid-South looks like the back of a porcupine’s ass. In Florida, the snow birds pace the sidewalks like bedraggled death-herons lurching from one cafeteria to the next. It may be the most macabre of all scenarios, but you wouldn’t believe it until you see it…

Continued at Every Day Should Be Saturday

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