The NFL season kicks off tonight, and while baseball might rule the roost at the Notebook in September & October, who can't be fired up for the Minnesota-New Orleans opener? Here is a preview of that game, plus a few others on the Week 1 card.

Auburn-Mississippi State is the ESPN Thursday night telecast for college ball. The Notebook previews that one, as well as other early season conference games.

And in baseball, the Notebook's taken a brief break from the playoff races to pay homage to teams fighting for winning records. Yesterday it was Florida, and today it's kudos to Toronto.