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NFL season should open on time, on Sept. 11

When Sept. 11 rolls around this year it will likely be a heart-wrenching day. It will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and with the demise of Osama Bin Laden it will have a more significant impact.

Coincidentally it’s a Sunday and is scheduled to be the first Sunday of the 2011 NFL regular season. The Giants will be at the Redskins, while the Cowboys will be at the Jets for the night game. The Lions will be at Tampa Bay that day.

The NFL doesn’t get everything right, but it’s a league that routinely honors the country and its military. Sept. 11, 2011, will be a day of remembering and should be a day to celebrate our freedom too. Count on military fly-overs, along with spine-tingling renditions of the national anthem. We can never forget 9/11 and the NFL can help us remember.

If the NFL and NFLPA can’t get their act together to get the season started on time, it will be a darned shame.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)

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