In the last two weeks we have had the release of the 2013 National Football League schedule and the completion of the player draft, but both events providing ample proof of how thoroughly the sports watching landscape has evolved.
Evolution is not just a part of ancient history, but continues daily in every aspect of life and society. There is always the new and better light bulb.
First to the schedule.
The Denver Broncos will host the opening Thursday night game for the first time in franchise history, and in fact this will be the first time the season kickoff game will take place west of the Mississippi.
That is a really big deal, as for the first hundred years of pro sports in America (roughly 1860 until about 1950) pro sports ended in St. Louis, right on the banks of the Mississippi. That river has played as big a role in American sport as in the westward expansion of the entire nation.