We need a place where ignorant people, such as myself, can come to ask those "dumb, annoying" questions. I find that, when I'm reading a thread, there's something said that I don't fully understand. It may be about a specific player, play, position that was mentioned, but not necessarily what the thread is about. Rather than hijacking a thread to ask about something that we should probably already know something about, we can come to a place such as this to ask those questions.
I had a thread kind of like this on another BB, and it helped me tremendously.