The Cleveland Browns: Evidence that participation trophies maybe should be a thing.
The Cleveland Browns, a “football team” well known for never being able to catch a break, has finally done the impossible! They won a game! This is the first win the Browns have earned in about two years, it turns out. This win also, apparently, has given Browns fans access to a lot of free beer.
NPR reports: The Cleveland Browns made a rare visit to the win column Thursday night, ending a streak of frustration and futility by beating another NFL team for the first time since Christmas Eve of 2016. The win set off celebrations – including a promotion campaign that offered free beer if the team won a game in 2018.
The Browns beat the New York Jets, 21-17, bringing their record to .500. Three games into the 2018 season, the Browns are 1-1, with one tie.
“We WON!!!” the Cleveland Police Department tweeted last night, before adding, “Wait….Oh God. The free beer thing…Ok Cleveland. Stay calm. GO BROWNS!!!”
The free beer came in the form of Bud Light – Anheuser-Busch had promised to give Browns fans a cold beer if their team could win a game, installing orange “Victory Fridges” refrigerators in bars in Cleveland and surrounding areas that were synched to unlock in the event of a Browns win.
Another fun fact about the Browns, their team color is orange … Wrong colors, free beer, a football team that wins only once per presidency, Cleveland seems like a strange place.