(Editor's note: The Skinny is back and ready for some handicapping this fall. First, though, he wants a little Skin time with Homerism's audience to get some stuff off his chest.)
It's that time of year again. The time you realize how little you care about baseball, the World Cup, LeBron James or any other "big" sports headline from the summer.
Who cares about the AL East when you have breaking news about Tampa's back-up tight end battle? (Thank you, fantasy football!) Sure, the World Cup was great in June, but in August a bunch of chauncies prancing around a field in "shin guards" seems better suited for Perez Hilton than ESPN.
It's the time of year when a text message from your buddy reading "DeJuan Miller has really filled out... looks great in pads" is perfectly acceptable. America is jonesing for its football fix, and, for better or worse, The Skinny is back for another season.
In a couple days, my brother and I will release our week one picks. But before we release the best free picks you can find on the internet, I have a few observations and comments on this summer and the upcoming season.