Stars really are just like us! On Thursday evening WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin celebrated in jubilation with Cleveland Browns fans. The Parma, Ohio, native rejoiced as rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield led his hometown team to a 21-17 over the New York Jets.
Just like fans in attendance and watching at home, Mizanin held his breath for every key moment of the game. Browns fans have seen some pretty wacky endings to games when wins suddenly turned to losses. Anyone remember Dwayne Rudd and his infamous helmet incident?
However, this victory was different. The Browns tasted victory for the first time in 635 days. Since Cleveland's football struggles are well documented, Bud Light installed several coolers around the greater Cleveland area and inside FirstEnergy Stadium as part of a marketing promotion.
It's a simple concept, if the Browns win, the coolers open and free Bud Light would be provided for those of age to consume. Many close calls occurred early this season, including a tense 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week One. With the victory on Thursday evening, Bud Light stuck to their promise and opened up the coolers to eager Browns fans.
Somehow The Miz acquired a miniature version of the coolers that used in Cleveland and shared his experiences via social media.
Thursday night was a great night for Cleveland and the world. Northeast Ohio has some of the most die-hard fans in sports. Cleveland falls victim to terrible luck all too often, it's nice to things go well for once.
Drink up Cleveland, "this Bud's for you."