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Football fans are likely sick of hearing about the aftermath of the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. And as odd as it has been — somehow the missed call has hit the Senate floor and has a lawsuit filed — it may have gotten weirder as the Cleveland Browns are now being brought up.
According to reports, there is a court filing that’s imploring Roger Goodell to act on the bad call, citing a game between the Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars as the precedent for a commissioner getting involved and allowing games to be replayed from a certain spot.
The game in question became known as ‘Bottle-Gate’ and happened in 2001 when fans threw bottles on the field, which led to everyone seeking shelter in the tunnels and the refs then called the game. However, the teams eventually had to come back out and finish the final 48 seconds.
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The story of this being thrown into the recent NFL mess, and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“In 2001, then-league commissioner Paul Tagliabue ordered the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars back to the field to play the final 48 seconds of a game the Jaguars won 15-10. In this case, the referee overturned a fourth-and-2 conversion by the Browns after a video review, a decision that caused Cleveland fans to throw bottles and other items onto the field”"
There’s no doubt the referees missed a huge call, but these are two vastly different incidents. One is an error by the refs, whereas the other is fan interference. And on top of that, ‘Bottle-Gate’ consisted of a 25-minute delay.
DPD’s Cory Kinnan looks at the upcoming free agents for the Browns and gives his opinion on whether or not they should be retained.
"“We’re two weeks into our weekly roundup of the mock drafts from all across the Internet. We’re focusing, of course, on the Browns, who hold the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.”"
Offensive line could be in play, but the Senior Bowl may have actually made receiver less of an option. That game highlighted some legitimate options for the Browns that could be there well beyond the first round of the draft.
"A year ago at this time, Jason McCourty was recovering from the shock of being on an 0-16 Browns team. Now he is a starter on the team favored to win the Super Bowl."
The Browns have a couple of former players at the Super Bowl this week, with McCourty being the most prominent. As for him noticing Baker Mayfield, who didn’t? The kid is a star.