Well, there may not be a football season this year, but if there is, I think there is a tell tale sign of how this year could go...It's taking place in the 2012 Madden cover bracket. The makers of the classic football video game decided to let the voters determine which NFL Player was on the front cover of the video game. They picked one NFL player from all 32 teams and set up a seeding and did their own version of March Madness...doing a bracket with winners determined by the fans' votes.
Well, 32 teams went down to 16 (with Browns candidate Peyton Hillis knocking off Baltimore's Ray Rice). Then, it went down to 8 (where Peyton Hillis knocked off Falcons QB Matt Ryan). Hines 'twinkle toes' Ward got knocked out in the round of 16 and that leaves Hillis as the only AFC North rep still alive.
Obviously, the voting for Madden has direct correlations to who wins that year. I haven't found the statistical data to prove that, but it has to be true. Browns fans, go to ESPN.com and vote for Peyton Hillis! Our destiny to be in the playoffs this year is dependent on this!