I don't want to bore you with an old timer's prattle, so I'll say it quickly and then move on. Doesn't it seem to you that there are an awful lot of bad teams right now? Partly through injuries or the failure to lay in the necessary depth to cover them, partly through that ultra conservative, "please God, let us find a way to win," school of coaching, partly through just bad execution. But there are things out there that just don't seem nice.
I'm sure that if I went back through the years, I'd probably find this same situation at this point of the season in 1990 and '70 and '50, but what I'm trying to say is ... ah, who cares, really? Let's get 'em ranked and get 'em out. (And as always, feel free to send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.)