In the few minutes I have before the start of “True Blood” (which is sooooooooo gooooooood, by the way), I’m taking in the sights and sounds of the annual NFL preseason kickoff… the Hall of Fame Game. Al Michaels’ voice sends my brain into happy thoughts of football season and cold weather. Yes, I said cold weather. Happy thoughts.

Anyway, last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to Patriots Training Camp. As always, it was worth the wet ass and farmer’s tan. And I was, for the third year in a row, able to photographically capture Tom Brady’s run through the autographing gauntlet:

Tom Brady, circa 2007

Tom Brady, circa 2008

and finally…

Tom Brady, circa last Saturday.

Oh, I can’t wait for the season!