Are you ready for some football?!?

The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks kicked off the new season much like they finished the old one, humbling the opposition by hammering their star quarterback. 

Peyton Manning likely spent opening night thanking his lucky stars that it was Aaron Rodgers taking the pounding this time:

RECAP: Seahawks 36, Packers 16

Game story aside, the NFL being back whipped football fans into a festive frenzy in that social buzzfest we call the Twittersphere.

So what say we drive the field in 140 characters or less and score a touchdown with the Top 7 tweets worthy of the hashtag #NFLKickoff, whether they used it or not: 

#NFL Kickoff was... Roger Goodell Day.

#NFL Kickoff was... Christmas Day. 

#NFL Kickoff was... Beyonce's 33rd birthday.

#NFL Kickoff was... what gift to get Beyonce.

#NFLKickoff was... a welcome change of pace.  

#NFLKickoff was... in Canada? About hockey, as usual.

#NFL Kickoff was... about anything not named Red----s.