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Preseason Game Is Alex Smith’s Super Bowl

One of the easiest ways to look like a fool among your sports beat brethren is to suggest, even jokingly, that a preseason game, any preseason game, is meaningful.

The NFL's exhibition season has long been regarded as a running joke for fans and an annoying ordeal for the media. The stars play sparingly, if at all, and they don't really care how they do. The coaches reveal nothing, trotting out basic high school level game plans.

Us scribes have to prepare and study our media guides so we could memorize the names and numbers of guys who'll be in the Canadian league two weeks from now.

I've long been a proponent of extending the regular season to 17 or 18 games and shortening the preseason. To those who argue that it would mean having to pay players more mon...

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