Independence Day.

Today is a day to remember those that fought for our freedom.  Those that later fought (and are currently fighting) to protect it.  It is a day to remember everything and everyone that makes this country the greatest on Earth (no offense, Denmark).  It is a time to spend with friends and family, enjoying the summer with a fishing pole in one hand and a brat in the other.

Both Brett and I extend a “Happy Fourth of July” to all of our readers and want to remind everyone to celebrate safely.

The holiday also makes for a perfect reason to mention that Leslie Frazier is currently representing the NFL on a USO tour in the Persian Gulf.  He is the only current head coach to make the trip to visit our overseas troops, joined by former coaches Bill Cowher and Eric Mangini.

Frazier had an opportunity to take advantage of some rare downtime between minicamp and training camp and rest and relax, but instead decided to do what he described as a “small thing” in an effort to lift the spirits of the service men and women stationed away from home.

“It just puts in perspective that there’s nothing you should ever complain about,” Frazier said.

Indeed, sir.  Indeed.