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Free Bud Light for Browns fans when (if) team gets first win

Frank Carnevale
| Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

In the past two seasons, the Cleveland Browns have gone 1-15 (2016) and 0-16 (2017), so fans are starving for a win. Or maybe thirsty for a win.

Bud Light is getting ready to quench that thirst - and help along with an accompanying celebration - if the Brown actually win a game in the upcoming season.

The company announced Tuesday that they are placing “victory fridges” in strategic areas around Cleveland that will automatically open when (if) the Browns win a game

“We’re always cheering for them,” said Andy Goeler, vice president of marketing for Bud Light, reported Cleveland.com .

“Obviously they haven’t won in a while. We’re putting victory fridges out into the marketplace. When the Cleveland Browns win, at the end of the game, these refrigerators … will send a wireless signal that will unlock them and give fans the opportunity to have a celebratory Bud Light.”

The fridges will be put inside FirstEnergy Stadium and other spots around the Cleveland area, where folks have to be 21 years-old.

The Browns open the 2018 campaign at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 9 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland made some moves in the offseason that could bode well for avoiding a winless season: they drafted quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick and also picked up quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jarvis Landry. But then again… the Browns.

The team is featured in the current season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” where former Steelers, and now current Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley can be seen questioning head coach Hue Jackson about players not practicing and also arguing with Browns’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams when Mayfield got hit in scrimmage.

Fans might be waiting a long time for those “victory fridges” to open.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, fcarnevale@tribweb.com or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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