Associated Press joins the 21st Century

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If you’re looking for any more reasons why the traditional media is teetering on the brink of extinction, look no farther than the latest innovation from the standard-bearer in old-guard media, the Associated Press.

The Associated Press recently has unveiled a groundbreaking, cutting-edge feature to enhance its NFL coverage.

Are you sitting down?

The AP will rank all 32 teams, top to bottom, without regard to division or conference.

The poll will be known as the “Pro32,” a clumsy effort to avoid acknowledging that it’s simply a power ranking.  The same kind of power ranking that everyone else currently does — and has done for years.

So congratulations, AP.  And welcome to the 21st Century.

What’s next?  A mock draft?