Football fans, get ready because football is back and so is the NFL!  We don't know if you realized this or not but the NFL preseason kicks off next Thursday night, August 4th!

If you are a football fan of any kind whether it's high school, college, or NFL, this is the most exciting time of the year plus you also know that Fall is on its way.  People love to get together especially here in South Louisiana to tailgate and throw football parties every Saturday and Sunday during the season.

NFL Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony
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The first NFL preseason game will be next Thursday, August 4th with the Hall of Fame Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Las Vegas Raiders.  The game will take place at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio which is also the home of the pro football hall of fame.

That game will kickoff at 7:00 pm and be televised on NBC. After that game, the NFL preseason will officially be underway. Week one of the NFL preseason will actually start the next Thursday, August 11th with two games on tap.

The Giants will take on the Patriots at 6:00 pm on the NFL Network and the Titans will take on the Ravens at 6:30 pm that same night and will be broadcasted regionally in their respective markets.

New Orleans Saints v Jacksonville Jaguars
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For all you New Orleans Saints fans, the black and gold will see their first action on Saturday, August 13 when they take on the Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas at 7:00 pm.

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