After uttering those two words in August 1996, Tiger Woods jumped on to the international stage and began his professional golf career.
Tonight, as HBO's Hard Knocks begins a five-episode look into the largely anonymous Cincinnati Bengals, the nation will finally get a closer look at Carson, Chad, and the Redeemer himself, Mike Brown.
Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy has a nice piece on what to expect from Hard Knocks tonight, and has daily tidbits on what story lines the NFL Films crew might be following in his practice reports.
This is what the Bengals wanted after all, a chance to silence their critics (maybe even us?) on how they run their NFL operation. A chance for America to see what the real Chris Henry is like, and to dismiss the jailhouse image lingering from 2006 once and for all.
In addition, the Bengals need to sell some tickets, desperately. According to sources, only three games are selling well: Pittsburgh and Cleveland (obviously) and Chicago. The other five regular season games need to sell 'a significant' amount of tickets in order to sell-out...most importantly the season opener against Denver.
Will Hard Knocks (and the start of preseason on Friday) help turn around the Bengals image? Will it help sell tickets and merchandise? Will someone in the Bengals front office actually state their goal is to win a Super Bowl?
All that we know is that anything done by NFL Films is usually fantastic, and that HBO subscriptions in Cincinnati have gone up sharply in the past week.