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Podcast: NFL season kicks off, and Michael Sam's big week

With the NFL season upon us, Michael Sam's story will take a backseat.

Michael Sam practices with the Cowboys
Michael Sam practices with the Cowboys
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The NFL season kicks off Thursday, and we'll take a look at the teams we think are on the rise and which are headed for a decline. There are some great storylines to watch as the season approaches - we'll hit on some of them including the young quarterbacks to watch for, the impending re-re-rematch between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and what underrated teams could have a shot at the Super Bowl.

Plus, it was a big week for Michael Sam. Yet with the NFL season finally underway, Sam's story will take a backseat until he makes the Dallas Cowboys' active roster and plays in a game. After months of intense scrutiny, it will probably be a good break for Sam to play in the background of the NFL for a while.