Eight long, agonizing months without real football are over, Packers fans. Finally, today the Green Bay Packers take the field against another team in real competition. Of course, I say "real" in a "the game doesn't matter at all in the standings" sense. Of course, you know that while the final result doesn't matter, the individual performances do, and they will be the first real step in deciding between the players on the bubble to make the Packers' opening week roster.
In case you missed any of our earlier coverage leading up to the game, we broke down a series of major areas to watch in tonight's game, as well as a quick Q&A with SBNation's Cardinals bloggers and instructions on how you can tune in to the game.
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Welcome to football season, everyone. We've missed you.