The Cleveland Browns enter this week’s NFL action with an 0-13 record, but the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi bodes well for the Browns. It is true that there have been more Star Wars films released in the last two calendar years (3) than there have been Browns victories (1). However, the last two Cleveland wins have come within 8 days of a Star Wars movie being released.
That means they will probably beat either the Baltimore Ravens this week or the Chicago Bears next week. Maybe both! It’s either win two or lose them all. Otherwise Hue Jackson has to swim in a lake. Let’s take a look back at the history of the Cleveland Browns and Star Wars.
The most recent Browns win came on December 24, 2016 with Robert Griffin III playing quarterback. A week earlier they lost to the Buffalo Bills to drop to 0-14. Two days earlier Rogue One was released.
The next most recent Browns win came over the 49ers on December 13th, 2015. The Browns starting quarterback was Johnny Manziel. The Browns did not win another game that season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on December 18, 2015.
The Browns – Star Wars connections didn’t just start two years ago. The last time the Browns made the playoffs was 2002 – the same year that Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released.
The last time the Browns won a playoff game was January 1, 1995. VHS and LaserDisc boxsets of the original trilogy were released in August 1995. Then in November 1995 Art Modell announced that the team was moving to Baltimore.
Cleveland would not have a football team again until 1999. That was the same year that Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released.
Finally, who could forget that the last time the Browns won a championship was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.