In lamenting the lack of good sense in trying to name the "Top 10 Best Players" on the Fighting Irish football team, as Matt Fortuna did for us over at tWWL Tuesday, alstein wisely pointed out that it doesn’t really mean much to compare players at different positions. How do you measure pass catching against pass rushing? A perfectly-timed pump fake against a play-making pancake block?
What if we talk instead about naming the "Top 10 Most Valuable Players for the Overall Success of the Team"?
Here's the situation: all the guys on the two-deep roster for the Irish football team are at a crazy party and the SBPD is on its way. You only have enough time to tell 10 guys to get the heck out before the police arrive with their cab-driving back-ups. Everybody who is arrested is getting suspended for the season.
Who do you save?