Before a ball had been kicked, there were lots of strongly-held convictions - and confident predictions - about Division 2 of the Allianz Football League.
Just two rounds later, we're in a very different place and the future is impossible to fathom.
Trying to make sense of Division 2 would test the wisdom of Solomon and the gambling wits of Barney Curley.
Even the bould Barney wouldn't have spied profit in last weekend's 80/1 accumulator backing home wins for Laois (11/4) against Armagh, Cavan (evens) against Westmeath, Clare (11/4) against Kildare and Fermanagh (15/8) against Roscommon.
The above combination, unexpected as it was, has underlined the following:
There is, we suspect, another fundamental factor behind this roller coaster necklace of results.
And it's this: the two teams relegated from Division 2 face the double-whammy of demotion to the new second-tier football championship, presuming they don't embark on a redemptive run to their provincial final.
The flip side is that those promoted from Division 3 will be guaranteed their place in the qualifiers, however theoretical their prospects of Sam.
As a consequence, every single point in the two middle divisions is being fought over more ferociously than ever this spring.
So the eight games played in Division 2 so far have produced one deadlock (Roscommon/Laois), three one-point wins, two hard-fought four-point victories, and just two relatively emphatic results, both involving Armagh: a 13-point rout of Cavan followed by a shock six-point loss away to Laois.
All of this has left us with a very congested table: Laois lead the way with three points, injury-depleted Roscommon are down in eighth with a solitary point, while six teams are stuck in an expanded mid-table with two points apiece.
Maybe the fog will lift after this weekend's games (Armagh v Kildare on Saturday, Westmeath v Fermanagh, Laois v Cavan and Roscommon v Clare on Sunday) or maybe not.
Hard to disagree with the words of Kildare boss Jack O'Connor after last Sunday's agony in Ennis: "Nobody is going to run away with this division," said the wise Kerry owl, "and that's for sure."