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The Biggest And Baddest Muni Lot Picture Gallery On The Internet (Week One)

If you’ve been reading this site you’ll know of our love for the Cleveland Muni Lot. Last season we made a video of the Muni before the Steelers game that was pretty well received.

So this season I thought it’d be a cool idea to try and make a gallery each week that highlights all of the madness that occurs during the 5-6 special hours before each Browns home game. One of these games I’ll bust out the ol’ video camera and put together another masterpiece.

The pics are gathered from my own camera, friends, readers, different blogs, and hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. I tried my best to attribute each picture to the owner but if you see something, point it out.


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Your Week 2 Cleveland Browns Heroes and Zeroes

Last week we introduced our totally new and original concept here on Bottlegate dot com. Every Tuesday or so we’ll be posting what was good and what was bad about the Browns game from Sunday. You could say we’re a bunch of Internet content trailblazers and you’d probably be right.

Every time you win 28-14 there’ll be a lot of heroes.

Here we go



Travis Benjamin: Don’t look now but guess who is leading the entire NFL in touchdowns? The dude had touchdown catches of 60 and 50 yards and added a 78 yard punt return before the first half ended for good measure. Is he an elite wide receiver? I don’t know, maybe. He’s on pace for 1,632 yards receiving and 32 all-purpose touchdowns. Should probably get that pretty easily.

Johnny Manziel: 8-15 172 yards 2 TDs with no turnovers in his 3rd career start. Johnny played well, I don’t know how other people don’t see this. Sure we’d like to see him put together a couple longer drives here and there but last time I checked 2 play drives and 13 play drives are both great when they end with six points.

The Muni Lot: The Muni Lot stays undefeated. Sure people lament the fact that Cleveland hasn’t won a title since 1964, but I’m pretty sure we haven’t lost a tailgate since then either.

That last pass: I literally collapsed in section 148 after Benjamin hauled in that beauty. Spinning out of pressure by Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo, moving to his left, setting his feet, and delivering a 50 yard aerial strike to Travis Benjamin to seal the game. Man, that was pretty.

Johnny Manziel’s agent: Last week Merrill Hoge said the Browns should just straight up cut Johnny Manziel (why they would even consider that I have no idea). Well on Sunday after Johnny led the Browns to a win, Manziel’s agent took to Twitter and sent a little message to ol’ Merrill.

Middle fingers: After Benjamin scored the game’s final touchdown a bird made its way onto the telecast. Browns fans, always keeping it classy.

Arts and crafts flagpoles: Who knew Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart don’t sell flagpoles? Well, with a little elbow grease, some PVC pipes, zipties, and some PVC solvent cement we were able to put up the Bottlegate flag at our tailgate and it looked BEAUTIFUL. The wind blew the wrong way and the logo was backwards the entire day, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.




The #FailForCardale movement: Semi-Browns related but the #FailForCardale hashtag officially died for a little while after this weekend with Cardale getting benched vs. Northern Illinois and Johnny Manziel winning vs the Titans.

The Browns run defense: Man. Still getting gashed outside of the tackles. I’m really starting to think the loss of Jabaal Sheard is bigger than we thought.

My bladder: My biggest flaw as a 26 year old (27 in 9 days) is that I have the bladder of a 3 year old. I’ll drink 2 beers and before you know it I’m peeing every 7 minutes. Imagine my dismay when it’s 8:10 am smack dab in the middle of the Muni and I’m 4 beers deep and running to the woods by the train tracks about 5 times an hour. Related: I’m the guy who pees in between 2 cars and opens the doors and also the guy who pees on the fence facing the highway. Whatever, that’s Muni Lot life.

Conservative play calling: We all had that thought in the back of our minds that the Browns would somehow blow that game in the 2nd half. The offense got pretty stagnant in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Run on first down, run on second down, pass on 3rd down. I’d like to see a more “go for the Jugular” approach but can see where the Browns were coming from with it being Johnny’s 3rd career start.

Merrill Hoge: Probably the biggest zero. Just in general. Merrill Hoge is a zero in general.

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This guy: He never made into the stadium and decided to take a nap in front of the Science Center. He actually may also be a “hero” because he probably had an AWESOME time tailgating.

Browns-Titans Monday Game Tape; Undefeated At Home

Oh shit.

Hey guys! Sup? Anything good happen yesterday? Any quarterbacks with #2 on their jersey play? Any guys named “Johnny” finish  8-15 for 172 yards and 2 TDs? Did anyone have  a 133.9 QB Rating? Was it the highest QB rating for a Browns player since 2007? Is that good? Did he break it? Are we still alive? Has anyone given him an ounce of credit? No? OK. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Johnny played well yesterday, folks, and if you think otherwise “your a idiot.” The offense as a whole was OK. 3 offensive touchdowns, a special teams touchdown, and no turnovers. Not going to lose many games like that. We actually had some semblance of a running game and that was pretty pretty cool to see.

The defense harassed Golden Boy Marcus all. day. long. 7 sacks and about a BILLION pressures and hits. It was a rough go for the NFL’s new flavor of the week. He looked off his game in the first half and you could tell every time he dropped back to pass he knew in the back of his mind that he’d be getting hit. The Browns mentally beat down Mariota until the clock hit zero. Seeing it live in the stands was delightful. The Browns were able to corral him and make sure he didn’t come close to the game he had last week.

Gee, I don’t know, maybe it’s stupid to crown or rip apart young quarterbacks in their first couple of starts?

1-1 let’s look at the damn game tape



The day started off with a few ISIS and Jay-Z jokes




The colors were flying high and proud



Then the keg bowling started

And we took some shots

And a guy jumped off of a roof

We hula hoop harder than you party. In the least pervy sounding way possible, I was absolutely mesmerized by this showmanship

Spotted on the way to the stadium:



Inside the stadium was even more fun when Manziel hit Travis Benjamin on a 60 yard bomb in stride

Crow found his way to the goal line for 6

The defense was allllll over Mariota all game. Welcome to the NFL kid, now go pick up your helmet and shoe

Travis Benjamin caught a punt, dipped and dodged, and scampered his way in the end zone with under a minute left to play in the first half. HUUUGEE to go into half with a 21 point lead. You knew the game was basically over when this happened

I know how it feels when your punter gets embarrassed (Spencer Lanning/Antonio Brown) but if you’re the Titans punter do you even show your face today?

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Tennessee scored a few TDs on a couple nice throws from Mariota in the second half (that throw to DGB was a beaut) but the Browns were able to put one last touchdown on the board when this happened:

Big boy play right there at a crucial moment. It was great to be there live.

Johnny Postgame

Couple quick thoughts:

  • The Muni Lot remains my favorite place in the world
  • Getting through the gate into the game took about 3 seconds. Very impressed by how much less waiting there is in the lines to get into the stadium.
  • I wasn’t able to re-watch the game but a few defensive players that stood out during the game were Armonty Bryant, Desmond Bryant, Craig Robertson, and Tramon Williams.
  • Even though they gave up 50 more yards more in week 2, the defense was MUCH better this game.
  • Giving up 166 yards on the ground is still unacceptable though.
  • The Browns only had a 24 minute time of possession. Guess that’s what happens when you throw 50 & 60 yard touchdowns. Would like to see the offense put together a nice, grind it out 10 play 75 yard scoring drive.
  • Things seem to be going pretty pretty well with Dwayne Bowe.
  • Have a day, Rabbit
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  • Johnny has undoubtedly progressed in every game we’ve seen him play this year. If he can continue to do that…. then we may have a quarterback?
  • No turnovers, timely throws, 2 long touchdowns, 28 points (special team aided)… what more could you want out of a guy in his 3rd career start?

See you guys next Sunday at 7 am in the Muni Lot