Wake up! The NFL season is never over. Ever. Or at least that's what Roger Goodell would have you believe.
The truth is our days are now filled with semi-meaningless baseball games and maybe a playoff basketball game at night, although every one of them lately has gone down to the mid-third quarter mark.
Admit it, you're bored. So am I.
Therefore, in the American spirit of ingenuity, let's manufacture some fun. I'm going to spend the next 27 slides power ranking the players on the Detroit Lions roster because there isn't a stitch of real activity to dive into for another month.
How will I do it? That's a great question. And I'm not exactly prepared for it, but in the American political spirit, I'll ramble off some nonsense and wait for my applause.
I'm not sure that schtick is working. Anyways, I'm going to equally take into account three different segments for these power rankings: past performance (two years), talent level and how I believe they'll fare this coming season. That way, we'll get a little bit of objective analysis to mix with the subjective and a subtle prediction thrown in to create a most delicious power ranking.
And in an effort to complete this by the end of the month, I'm limiting the selections to the starters with a few reserves and specialists thrown in for good measure.
Also, you won't find any talent levels below a six. This is the NFL, not the arena league.
Or don't. Whatever.