1. Opening night: There is nothing better than the first weekend of the season. Everybody is 0-0 and optimism abounds.

2. Friday night dinner at snack stands: Always great to grab dinner on the run at the snack stand of a Friday night game. As always, skip lunch before heading to Hammonton, home of top-notch mozzarella sticks.

3. Cheerleaders and school bands: Let's not forget it's the start of their season, too.