Out here in Dove Valley, there is a football team practicing and I’m watching it.
Yep, this is the NFL were camps are often open to the public and the media. I’m watching Tim Tebow run through drills right now. It’s also Jarvis Moss’ first practice back since suffering a broken hand.
And the Broncos don’t seem to be distracted by the media nor the thousands of fans.
Different world. Unfortunately, college football seems to be heading in the other direction with more teams closing practices. The NFL understands that with tough economic times it’s important to keep the fan in touch with your product. At too many college football places, the fans are kept at arms length both with access and information.
Look, it doesn’t matter to me personally. I can tell you it’s hot and practices are boring. But I can’t pass up on the opportunity to watch one. It’s probably the last one I’ll see all year.