The most entertaining/boring event that the NFL jams down football fans' collective throats begins this week. That's right, football fanatics, the annual NFL Combine is set to begin. It's a glorious four days in which we get to read thousands of articles and watch endless footage of football players running, lifting weights, jumping, running, talking, running, throwing, catching, running, lifting weights, jumping and running.
Ever seen The Ring? Do you remember the state of the girl that they found in the closet in the beginning of the movie? If you don't, you're lucky. If you do, beware; watching the NFL Combine can have the same effect.
But, like many of you, I will throw caution to the wind and watch the combine from beginning to end this year just like I did last year. If you plan to do the same, SB Nation's Joel Thorman lays the schedule out for you.
Day one: The players will be traveling to Indianapolis and going through registration once they arrive. There will be some medical things on that first day -- pre-workout exams and x-rays -- before they move into orientation explaining what the week is all about. After that there will be interviews with various NFL teams who want to speak with that particular player.
Day two: There will be physical measurements of the players, some exams, media time, psych tests and then more interviews with NFL teams.
Day three: The third day includes a meeting with the NFLPA, which should be somewhat interesting because there were rumors that the union was thinking about boycotting the Combine. Obviously that's not the case now but that will be something that's raised during the media session. After that, there will be more interviews with NFL teams.
Day four: There wil be workouts on this day -- timing, stations and skill drills -- and then players will prepare to depart Indy.
Get ready to be enthralled and bored to death at the same time.