Bye weeks are the NFL's way of telling you that you don't get something for nothing in this world.
You're getting into the groove of the football season, enjoying Sundays of wall-to-wall action and beating your friends in fantasy matchups when, all of a sudden, the NFL just rips the whole thing away from you without a warning.
There are less games, less players to plug into your lineup and it just happens week after week.
It's a real pain, although the fact that it leaves you wanting more football is a pretty good sign that the folks in the league offices know what they're doing. It's almost a shock that they haven't added a second bye week just to get everybody more hooked.
Actually, let's take that back. We don't want to be giving Roger Goodell any ideas.
At any rate, this is the week that the Giants drew the short straw, so we're stuck in appropriately gloomy weather without a game to look forward to this weekend. And since the Dolphins wait on the other side of the bye, it will...