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Browns win game, Rally Possum wins internet

Posted: 8:06 AM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 15:07:16-04
Browns win game, Rally Possum wins internet

The Browns won Thursday night – but was it Baker Mayfield’s 201 yards and the team's two touchdowns, or was it all thanks to #RallyPossum?

An opossum was first spotted loose in Section 101 at about 7:30 p.m. Minutes later, with hands as deft as Jarvis Landry’s, a fan sporting a number 99 jersey grabbed the waylaid marsupial by its tail and placed it gingerly in a box. It, apparently, was a sign of the victory to come.

 

 

The Browns won the game, but the opossum may have won the internet Thursday night. The tweet from @BustedCoverage with the opossum capture on video had over 1.7 million views as of Friday morning, and the responses were amazing:

By Friday morning, "Rally Possum" even had its own t-shirt, because of course it does:

It also has its own Twitter account now - @possum_rally , featuring gems like this:

So what happened to this mythical creature of gridiron legend after it's capture and cardboard incarceration? It was released humanely outside the FirstEnergy Stadium, according to a tweet from Rob McBurnett, senior communications manager for the Browns. "It's quite possom-ble it reached one of the @Browns @budlight Victory Fridges in time to celebrate the win #NYJvsCLE ," he tweeted.

Was it a cursed opossum lurking in the stadium for the last two years, and capturing him finally lifted the curse?

Was the opossum actually a genie that granted Browns fans' wishes upon its capture?

Was it just a funny thing that happened? We may never know.

Editor's Note: Possum or Opossum? The marsupial native to North America is an opossum , while a slightly different creature native to Australia is written " possum ." So, while the internet may refer to it as the Rally Possum, the actual animal is an opossum.

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