The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants have the honor of playing a Monday Night Football game on the day of a rare total eclipse. Even though the eclipse is around the 2:30 PM ET mark and the city of Cleveland is not in the path of totality, the team still had fun with the spectacle:
The moon’s coverage of the sun starts at 1:06pm ... Our coverage of #NYGvsCLE starts at 4 p.m. on the Browns Radio Network. pic.twitter.com/441uxjNjf7— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 21, 2017
Someone on Twitter also had the gut-punch gag, asking, "What will burn more eyes today -- the Browns on MNF or the eclipse?" Fortunately, if last week was any indication, this is a much better Browns team to have on the eyes.
Adding to the fun is Browns LT Joe Thomas, who asked a meteorologist if he could wear sunglasses while staring at the eclipse.
.@IndraPetersons , is it safe to look at the #Eclipse with sunglasses? https://t.co/3EjW6WS1PM— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) August 21, 2017
The Browns were quick to take caution:
Joe, we need your eyes.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 21, 2017
Even if Thomas has the night off against the Giants, we most certainly do need his eyes. Be careful to anyone partaking in the eclipse today — it might not seem like staring at a darker phenomenon with the sun concealed could be harmful, but it is.