Goodbye, humidity; hello, crisp autumn evenings. Turn off the air conditioner, open the windows and throw a log on the fire as your thoughts turn to football, street festivals, dark beers and the allure of the great indoors.
Sept. 9: Redskins season opener The Washington Redskins will go as far as Robert Griffin III's surgically repaired right knee will take them. The star quarterback is expected back for the Monday Night Football opener against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. The capacity crowd will be holding its breath until RGIII shows flashes of the ability that earned him the NFL's 2012 offensive rookie of the year award. Kickoff is at 7:10 p.m. Patrick Smith/GETTY IMAGES Buy Photo