Look at these photos. Look carefully.
One of these could be you. Yes, you.
If February rolls around and you're staring at 39 New England Patriots in the starting lineup at the NFL Pro Bowl, you could find yourself trapped in the various stages of angst depicted here.
All because you didn't vote for deserving Cleveland Browns players to make the Pro Bowl.
And while you're at it Vote for Gameballs and Goats.
BROWNS NEWS FROM THE OBR NEWSWIRE (RSS)
Of the 25 stories placed on the newswire since 10PM last night, most are focusing on the Browns playoff aspirations, and the importance of Sunday's game against the Bills.
Here are this morning's stories on the subject, from a variety of sources. With no player availability in Berea yesterday, there wasn't a lot more to really publish in the morning papers:
Browns and Cleveland Sports Talk of Interest
Brunswick Cable-21 3PM: Prime Time Sports
ESPN 1:30PM: NFL Films Presents
ESPN 2PM: NFL Primetime
ESPN 4PM: NFL Live
ESPN2 6:30: College Football Live
FSN Ohio 7PM: Cavaliers vs. Pacers
FSN Ohio 10OM: Josh's Cribbs
ESPN 12AM: NFL Live
OUT OF THE BLOGOSPHERE
Pro Bowling Browns? - Mark Leonard
12/10 PM - OBR News-o-Rama
Born and Raised on the Cleveland Browns: Week 14 - Mistake by the Lake
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder - Dwayne Rudd's Helmet
James, Varejao Expected Back Tonight - Kid Cleveland (Cavs)
Using Absurdity To Prove Absurdity - Cleveland Sports Authority (Indians)
AFC PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
Straight from the NFL home office in Manhattan, here are the official AFC playoff scenarios for Week 15. The important one is on the bottom, in a lovely red font:
CLINCHED: New England - AFC East Division and first-round bye
Indianapolis - playoff berth
ELIMINATED: Miami, NY Jets, Kansas City, Oakland, Baltimore, Cincinnati.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs:
1) NE win OR
2) IND loss OR
3) NE tie + IND tie
Indianapolis clinches AFC South Division:
1) IND win OR
2) JAC loss OR
3) IND tie + JAC tie
Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye:
1) IND win + PIT loss or tie
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North Division:
1) PIT win + CLE loss
Pittsburgh clinches playoff berth:
1) PIT win OR
2) PIT tie + BUF loss or tie + TEN loss or tie OR
3) BUF loss + DEN loss or tie + TEN loss
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
San Diego clinches AFC West Division:
1) SD win + DEN loss or tie OR
2) SD tie + DEN loss
Jacksonville clinches playoff berth:
1) JAC win + TEN loss or tie OR
2) JAC tie + TEN loss + BUF loss or tie
Cleveland clinches playoff berth:
1) CLE win + TEN loss + DEN loss or tie