I started watching some of the Combine coverage this past week and after I heard Mike Mayock say, on camera, “Look at that bubble butt”. It suddenly hit me just how creepy the combine is. You are essentially just watching a workout. It’s not a competition, even if you want to see who the fastest player is. You are sitting there watching guys individually do a short exercise, almost all of them doing the exact same thing with minor variation on speed and such. Meanwhile a bunch of people stand around watching the players, silently judging them. It’s like a fashion show where their skills are the clothes they model. I mean, sports events basically are theatre, where athletes put themselves out there to put on a show, but if the Sunday Game is the play, the Combine is the audition, and auditions are always kind of awkward and weird for everyone involved.