NFL Waits for Its Champions
On Sunday, the NFL season begins in earnest, inspiring prognosticators to make history or make fools of themselves. Prediction: Cleveland won’t be playing Minnesota in the Super Bowl, hands down. Returning champion Seattle, however, is expected to boom its way to the next February classic in Glendale, Arizona, possibly for a rematch with a rejuvenated Denver seeking revenge for last February’s drubbing. But with faithful fans and profit-sharing at their backs, there’s no telling which upstarts might bring down empires.