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Ready for preseason football? Yes!

Originally Published: August 14, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

When I was growing up in football-crazy Steubenville, Ohio, the first sign of the season was the cookies.

Late in the summer, the mothers of the area high school football players decamped to the local mall, where my family had a small jewelry store, to raise money for the teams -- one delicious 25-cent cookie at a time. It was called the "Pigskin Preview" and I looked forward to it every year, until my own friends started playing high school football. When they started having curfews, ...

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