Stage two of "Getting to Real NFL Football" will be underway tonight with the first preseason game. It's not the Bears yet, but at least it's something resembling an actual game situation. Michael Strahan and Andre Reed get to watch the teams they made history with duke it out in Canton in the first preseason game of the year.
The Bears will get their turn Friday. For now, here's what's up for this evening.
NFL Hall of Fame Game
New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m. ET at Fawcett Stadium, Canton, Ohio
TV schedule and distribution map: NBC; The506.com
Tonight's Bears connections: Absolutely nothing except football (!!). Or, maybe we can see what the Giants' safety situation looks like without Ryan Mundy.
This is your open thread for the return of preseason football. As always, Open Thread Responsibly (TM).