Everybody knows the preseason doesn't mean anything. Right?
I'm going to have to do some research to bring this post home, aren't I? Damn it.
And now let's give a shoutout to the 2008 Detroit Lions, who, if nothing else, proved conclusively that preseason perfection means nada. Those Lions, led by head coach ... trivia time ... go ahead ... c'mon now ... led by coach Rod Marinelli ripped off four straight wins in August then lost all 16 games in the regular season.
Marinelli offered a one-word response when asked on the eve of the season opener what his team's undefeated preseason meant.