By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports

Hype videos have become a traditional part of the sports culture, mainly for college football and basketball to get their fans pumped up for the upcoming season.  NFL hype videos are generally produced by fans with the same intent, to help the rest of the fan base get ready for the upcoming year. Now, we have a player entering the ring.

Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, has his own YouTube channel that mainly includes funny videos that he produces in the off season. He’s added a new video to that group, one to get Pats fans ready for the new season with the title “On To 2015”.

Fantastic use of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty of give me death” speech underlying the opening minute of the video.  I got goosebumps just listening to the narration and I’m not even a Patriots fan. Seriously, I’m ready to put the pads on go out and hit someone right now. After and off season filled with craziness, football season is back folks. Patriots and Steelers open up the festivities tonight on NBC.

Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him. Agree/Disagree? Thoughts, comments, complaints? Email or tweet him. 

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