There is nothing quite like it.
You see, it doesn't begin like baseball ("Play ball!"); or the Indy 500 ("Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!") or the Kentucky Derby ("And they're off!"). Football starts with the dull thud of the kicker's foot hitting the ball.
And it's a sound you'll never hear because the approximately 70,000 screaming fans (including you) at Qualcomm Stadium will make the Sept. 18 opening of the 2016 San Diego Chargers home season inaudible.
Before that kickoff, and the away opener at Kansas City on Sept. 11, there are some things you need to know ...