A bar owner in Council Bluffs, Iowa has built a custom “Cleveland Browns-style beer fridge” full of Budweiser to troll fans of the winless Cornhuskers.
My local watering hole @BarleysCB is offering to help our neighbors to the west during this difficult time. @marcmorehouse @ScottDochterman @hawkeyenation @ChadLeistikow @MarkEmmert @HawkeyeReport pic.twitter.com/lXHlorDp6k— Chad Hannan (@ChadHannan) October 3, 2018
The idea came from the recent Bud Light ad campaign, where 10 locked fridges fully stocked with bottles of the Anheuser-Busch beverage, were strategically placed in bars around Cleveland, Ohio. The fridges were finally opened - with bottles of Bud Light free to the denizens of Cleveland - immediately following the Browns win over the New York Jets on September 20th, the team’s first victory since Christmas Eve 2016.
As you can see from the pictures in the above tweet, there is an inscription on the side of the fridge in Barleys Bar & Grill which reads:
“In the spirit of being Iowa Nice, Barley’s is offering a gift to our neighbor who is hurting. Their once proud program can’t seem to win a game. When the Big Red ends the 2nd longest losing streak in the nation, enjoy some ‘Frosty’ cold beverages on us. #GBR #IowaNice”
Dating back to November 4, 2017, the Cornhuskers have lost eight straight games, including a 33-28 season-opening loss to the Colorado Buffaloes last month. It’s the worst such streak in program history. And it doesn’t get any easier for Scot Frost’s squad, as they travel to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the 16th ranked Badgers this weekend. The good news for Nebraska fans? The Cornhuskers have a long way to go before eclipsing the FBS record of consecutive losses held by fellow Big Ten West foe Northwestern. Between 1979 and 1982, the Wildcats lost a record 34 games. In case you’re wondering, the longest winning streak in Division 1 belongs to the Oklahoma Sooners who won 47 games between 1953 and 1957.
So what happens first, the 4-0 Colorado Buffaloes, off to their best start since 1998, finally taste defeat? Or Frost and the Cornhuskers finally get that elusive ‘W’?