Thursday, September 26, 2013


The first five games of the 2013 NFL season have provided us with a measure of what may be the story-lines that define this season. There are teams that have met expectations so far, some that have fell below those same expectations, and others that have exceeded what was expected to be altogether. However this is what happens every NFL season as prognosticators and pundits, fans and spectators, and even the regular passerby make declarations and observations about how things will unravel.

As this season continues we will analyze the trends, notions, and philosophies that permeate the league. Are certain teams as bad as they are? Are others as good as they may seem? We all know that the NFL (as dubbed so many years ago by the great, but unorthodox coach Jerry Glanville of the then Houston Oilers) stands for "Not For Long" and why this saying truly applies to a league which plays only 16 games in the regular season. A league where things are over even before they get started. A league in which you are only as good as your last game. A league where the championship is pretty much decided by a war of attrition.

This is the NFL. And this is the 2013 season, the 94th season of its kind. But trust me, you have never seen a season of this kind...