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    The Football Tide Rolls In, Awash in Controversy

    Please stand for the national anthem. Unless, of course, you’re sitting with Colin Kaepernick. It’s football season, and the drama isn’t about patriotism; it’s about touchdowns, yards gained, passes completed and the long-term effects of frequent cranial impacts. College ball began Saturday, with Alabama’s No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide rolling over USC’s Trojans, 52-6. The NFL officially kicks off this week without Patriots QB Tom Brady, who is starting his four-game Deflategate suspension, and fans can first tune in Thursday to see the Panthers and Broncos face off.

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