Just stop it.
I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, the National Football League…with the notable exceptions of three things:
1. The NFL Scouting Combine – It’s the world’s worst meat market. This event still blows my wig off. I’m going to judge talent by how someone plays against other high-end competition; not by how someone performs in a pair of shorts. Want to know the value of the NFL Scouting Combine? Mike Mamula. Tom Brady.
2. NFL Labor Negotiations – You know what’s boring? Lawyers, CBAs, and lockouts. I loathed every second of last year’s lockout. I was reduced to writing about the perils of owning vs. renting a home on this blog as a result.
3. Power Rankings – Seemingly, every media outlet has their own set. Who should I believe? CNNSI? ESPN? The Huffington Post? The Bleacher Report? Arnold’s Sports Blog? Does it matter? Why are the Lions #9 on one poll and #16 on the other? How am I suppose to make sense of all this? The concept of power rankings is so ...