Browns fans going crazy for ‘Rally Possum,’ merchandise now available
The Baker Mayfield Era may have been launched thanks to the rookie quarterback’s standout performance Thursday night that netted the Cleveland Browns their first victory in 635 days.
Despite Mayfield’s heroics in relief of a concussed Tyrod Taylor, thanks to a stadium intrusion by a wily marsupial ahead of the big win, Browns fans instead have been going crazy since the big win over a creature now dubbed the “Rally Possum.”
An opossum was on the loose in the stands at FirstEnergy Stadium and after efforts by stadium security to wrangle the crafty critter proved unsuccessful, a very brave Browns fan swooped in and scooped up the uncooperative opossum. The nonchalant manner in which said fan grabbed the possum by its tail and calmly dropped it into a box was quite impressive.
Shout out to this guy … #RallyPossum https://t.co/ZF6K1oSxS2
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 21, 2018
Crazy stuff, indeed. Even crazier? Multiple apparel outlets are rallying around — and seeking to capitalize on — Browns fans’ newfound love for the “Rally Possum.”
There is already Browns Rally Possum merch because of there is https://t.co/QWmLhOyGLX
— joey morona (@joeyjoe) September 21, 2018
Cleveland Rally Possum! #Browns
available only at:https://t.co/KQgOWRMMRK pic.twitter.com/e39Nvhfi8r
— RotoWear (@RotoWear) September 21, 2018
“Victory Possum” apparel is also available, a slight variation on “Rally,” but it still works.
Good morning, Cleveland. https://t.co/RiWp8PESAc#VictoryPossum #PossumPound pic.twitter.com/0pHekHbhVt
— Fresh Brewed Tees (@FreshBrewedTees) September 21, 2018
And we would be remiss not to mention “Browns Rally Possum” even has a Twitter account.
Me and all the bandwagon possums after the #BrownsWin pic.twitter.com/L3OF7tiVt7
— Browns Rally Possum (@BrownsRally) September 21, 2018
There is of course no shortage of instances when a “Rally [Insert Animal Here]” inspires fans to get all pumped up about an animal intruder at a game. The Rally Squirrel, of course, was a huge hit way back when. And perhaps the best of all, Rally Cat.
Welcome to the club, Rally Possum. What a world.