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.