I'm just joshing, because without winners and losers, football is dead to me.
But the Redskins first action against an NFL opponent really does begin August 4th, in our annual(ish) scrimmage against the Baltimore Ravens:
The "Summer Scrimmage" is the first opportunity for fans of both teams to see the Redskins and Ravens in action prior to the 2007 season.
The preseason begins just a week after that, with a game against the Tennessee Titans. Question I would pose to reader(s) is whether or not you think Joe Gibbs and company will take more seriously this preseason than the last one. Will you as fans? I certainly plan to, as my obligatory review posts will at least refrain from calling them "pretend football games" as there wasn't anything pretend awful about last year's preseason on-field product that quickly carried into the 2006 season. Players who take practices seriously take scrimmages seriously take exhibitions seriously take real games seriously. Winning is habitual.