NFL Kickoff: Top 7 tweets

With the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers opening the season Thursday, we score a touchdown with the top seven tweets for what the NFL called hashtag NFLKickoff.

Football fans frenzied over season opener in Twittersphere

Fans cheer the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field in the NFL season opener on Thursday night. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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.    

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