BBAO: Pro Bowl announcement tonight

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Tuesday. We're back Wednesday to resume a full week of blogging for our wild Week 17, one that will include the NFL's Pro Bowl announcement this evening at 7 ET.

Pro Bowl voters -- fans, coaches and players -- haven't combined for a great batting average in recent years, part of why the game has lost its luster. (The players' general disdain for contact and effort in the actual game is another.) But nonetheless, we will dutifully review the NFC North selections as quickly as possible Wednesday night here on the blog.

For those who might have missed it, I offered some thoughts on the deserving players in this division last Saturday.

While we have a moment, let's take our morning tour around the NFC North: