The long wait is over for football fans.
The NFL season kicks-off tonight in Seattle as the World-Champion Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers on NBC (Newschannel 5) at 8:30p.m.
The Miami Dolphins open their season on Sunday against the New England Patriots at SunLife Stadium. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. and you can watch that game on CBS 12. Radio coverage on Real Radio 94.3/101/7.
Leadership among the Miami Dolphins team and staff came into question last season during the so-called bullying scandal involving former offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. He bailed the team, and claimed he was mistreated by other members of the line.
The only one left who was said to be involved in that mess is center Mike Pouncey and he has now been named to the team's leadership coucil by head coach Joe Philbin.
Some question this move, as Pouncey has also been involved in other off-the-field issues. His very public support of former Florida Gator/New England Patriot and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez, as an example.
Also on the council, quarterback Ryan Tannehill and receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline on offense. Cornerback Brent Grimes and defensive tackle Randy Starks were also chosen as leaders.
Miami Dolphins fans can meet running back Lamar Miller this weekend, ahead of the team's regular season debut.
Sports Authority will be showing off its newly-remodeled Northlake Boulevard store on Saturday.
The first 250 customers will win so-called "mystery bucks" that could be worth up to $500 dollars. There will also be hourly drawings for gift cards and Miller will be at the store from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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