Sly has lots and lots of football questions on his mind, but let's start with one for each of the area football teams with less than two weeks to go until the opening boot:
Batavia. Can the Bulldogs' defensive line successfully retool after losing mega talent, such as Lyons, Gardner, Lewis and Brown?
Geneva. Will the Vikings generate enough of a downfield passing game to keep defenses from stacking the box on RB Bobby Hess and Co.?
Kaneland. Who will turn into the next wave of big-time Kaneland wide receivers?
St. Charles East. Can East successfully run block to take the pressure off its new QB?
St. Charles North. Will the North Stars' transition to a spread pay dividends?
Marmion. How will the Faunce/Krueger QB derby play out?
Aurora Christian. What kind of numbers can WR Chad Beebe put up if he can stay healthy for a full season?
Aurora Central Catholic. Will the Chargers finally break the area's longest playoff drought?
Burlington Central. What kind of toll will all the departed transfers take?
St. Francis. Will Bartlett transfer James Butler make up for the injury to FB Jack Petrando?
Wheaton Academy. Will new coach T.J. Ragan's weight room emphasis keep the Warriors from being pushed around?