Sunday is a Cleveland Browns' fan hell. The Browns' two most hated rivals square off with the winner heading to the Super Bowl. There is no way around it, no one else to root for. Either the Steelers or the Ravens are going to be AFC Champions again. And not only do Browns fans have to contend with another "rebuilding" year, they have to do so with one of their biggest rivals as the reigning Conference (and possibly League) champion. Ugh.
But it could be worse.
Here are four things that would make it even worse for Browns fans on Sunday.
- It would be worse if John Elway were the one handing the Lamar Hunt Trophy to either Mike Tomlin or John Harbaugh.
- It would be worse if partway through the game it was announced that former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- It would be worse if Matt Stover, the only remaining Ravens player who had played for the Browns at the time of the move, hit the game-winning field goal.
- It would be worse if it turned out to be an epic game, remembered as one of the greatest ever, replayed for decades to come on ESPN Classic and NFLN. It would be worse if it simply became known as "The Game."
I don't think I'm going to watch.