1 Cleveland Browns victory fridge has a new job, waiting for Super Bowl win

1 Cleveland Browns victory fridge has a new job, waiting for Super Bowl win
Cleveland Judge Timothy P. McCormick and Clevleand Browns icon Big Dawg, John Thompson pose next to the victory fridge McCormick won in a raffle. (Source: Michael Dakota)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Judge Timothy McCormick spent $10 on raffle tickets to win one of only 10 Cleveland Browns “victory fridges” in the city.

Cleveland Judge Timothy P. McCormick and Cleveland Browns icon Big Dawg, John Thompson pose next to the victory fridge McCormick won in a raffle.
Cleveland Judge Timothy P. McCormick and Cleveland Browns icon Big Dawg, John Thompson pose next to the victory fridge McCormick won in a raffle. (Source: Michael Dakota)

The victory fridges were loaded with beer in anticipation of a Cleveland Browns win. An electromagnetic lock kept the fridges locked until a Browns victory.

.That win came on Sept. 20, 2018 after 19 consecutive games without a win.

Victory fridge has a new job, wait for Super Bowl victory

McCormick is storing the fridge in the judges' chambers, where he plans to fill it with beer, chain it shut, and patiently wait for a Super Bowl victory.

“I’m thinking within three years,” McCormick said. “I’ve been a season ticket holder since 1982, I’ve weathered the storm and hopefully there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”

McCormick was joined in his chambers by Cuyahoga County employee John Thompson, affectionately known in Cleveland as Big Dawg from the Cleveland Browns Dawg Pound.

The duo believe it’s time for a Browns Super Bowl appearance.

Clevelander John Thompson is affectionately known to the city as Big Dawg. Thompson is a long time season ticket holder for the Browns.
Clevelander John Thompson is affectionately known to the city as Big Dawg. Thompson is a long time season ticket holder for the Browns. (Source: Michael Dakota)

“We have those hopes back again,” Thompson said. “We’ve been waiting quite awhile.”

McCormick’s victory fridge will wait, and these two long time season ticket holders won’t stop believing and hoping that the day will come and the victory fridge will live up to its name.

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