American football is back in the air again. Among many other things, it was announced today that Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling vacating the NFL’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady. The New England Patriots' starting quarterback will be eligible to play in next weeks' season opening game. Joy in Beantown tonight, I'm sure.
Meanwhile, here in Atlanta, there's a Thursday night pre-season NFL game - Falcons versus the Ravens for a battle of the birds - as well as the first game of the college season for Georgia Tech, entertaining Alcorn State on the Yellow Jackets' home field. Add to that a visit to Buckhead tonight for some reason by Vice President Joe Biden, and Atlanta traffic, never a pretty thing to begin with, transmorgifies into gridlock of epic proportions, making the commute home tonight just so much more interesting. Policeman lined up all along Northside Drive, stationed at every driveway and curb cut, telling motorists and sports fans and shoppers to keep moving and come back later after the Veep's motorcade has passed.
So Brady's been vindicated, the NCAA football season is now officially underway, Falcons and Ravens, and Joe Biden's in town. That's my night. How's yours?