It's almost that time again. Time for tailgating, cool weather, fantasy drafts and $8 flat beers at the stadium. The NFL football season is getting close.

Right now is the one time of year when fans of every team have hope. Even Cleveland Browns fans have hope for a good year. Jacksonville Jaguars fans have hope. Maybe Oakland Raiders fans don't have hope but it's their fault for being Raiders fans and not having better taste in teams. :)

NFL teams are at training camp now and next week pre-season games start. Of our regional teams the St. Louis Rams open the pre-season Thursday, August 8 against the Browns in Cleveland. Their season officially kicks off on September 8 at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chicago Bears open the pre-season portion of their schedule on Friday, August 9 on the road against the Carolina Panthers. The regular season begins for the Bears on September 8 in Chicago against the Cincinnati Bengals.

My team, the Kansas City Chiefs, open the pre-season in New Orleans against the Saints and then begin the regular season on September 8 in Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. The Chiefs are rolling out their shiny new quarterback, Alex Smith this season. Smith came over in the off season from  the San Fransisco 49ers. We'll see if it makes a big difference in the win column for them. I have my doubts.

As football season quickly approaches we want to know who your favorite team is. Is it one of our regional teams or someone else? Vote for your favorite team below.

*Note... anyone voting for the Dallas Cowboys will be banned from the website permanently. I'm just kidding. But seriously...