11.The last of L.T. I always liked the way LaDainian Tomlinson played football, and if this was his last season, he will be missed.
- The last of Jason Taylor.Like L.T., I always have admired the way Taylor played the game. The league is losing a great competitor.
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- Cam Newton bursting onto the scene. His preseason started slowly, but wow, what a Week 1 debut. Newton was beyond sensational in just his first year.
- Sold out Ford Field. I loved that Detroit has a team its great fans finally can embrace.
- The job by Romeo Crennel. From his duties as defensive coordinator to interim coach, he did great work with the Chiefs. He will do well as their new head coach.
- The "Dream Team" name. I love catchy nicknames as much as anyone, but the label the Eagles were branded with proved to be too much for them to handle.
- All of my readers. Thank you for reading me on NFL.com this season. I hope I am around writing for Super Bowl 100, so I have more room for all the things I love.