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We Didn’t Start The Fire: Cleveland Browns Edition


Most people are familiar with the song ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ by Billy Joel. However, I bet you were unaware that you can replace the words with the quarterbacks from the Cleveland Browns, and it makes complete sense. (You actually run out of room, if Cody Kessler starts this year.) Observe.

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Cliff Lewis, Otto Graham, then there is George Ratterman

Babe Parilli, Tom O’Connell, and Milit Plum

Len Dawson Bowl MVP, started one with the Brownies

Jim Ninowiski, Frank Ryan

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Gary Lane, Bill Nelsen, Mike Phipps, Don Gault

Brian Sipe, Will Cureton, and Terry Luck

Dave Mays started 4, Forrest Gregg shown the door

List of every Browns QB, we haven’t left the 70s

Chorus

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning since the Browns were turning

We didn’t start the fire

No we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

Verse

Paul McDonald ’82, players strike cut down a few

Gary Danielson, then followed Bernie Kosar

Jeff Christensen replacement guy, Don Strock played 2 games and tried

Mike Pagel played a couple, Schottenheimer’s done

Mike Tomczak from OSU, Todd Philcox from Syracuse

Vinny Testaverde cause he played for everyone

Mark Rypien and Eric Zeier, Cleveland now can finally cheer

The Browns are off to Baltimore, don’t have to watch this mess no more

Chorus

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning since the Browns were turning

We didn’t start the fire

No we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

Bridge

Lost their team in ’95, cursed Modell’s name to the skies

New stadium lights up the sky, got the Browns in ‘99

Baltimore is doing fine, won Super Bowl thirty-five

Even though the Browns still try, they cannot get a QB right

Verse

First pick Tim Couch, Ty Detmer backed up the slouch

Eagles coach Doug Pederson, shared some reps with Spergon Wynn

Kelly Holcomb in ’02, Middle Tennessee State U

Luke McCown in ’04, Jeff Garcia started more

Chorus

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning since the Browns were turning

We didn’t start the fire

No we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it

Verse

Trent Dilfer played in ’05, backed up by Charlie Frye

Pro Bowler Derek Anderson, first round bust Brady Quinn

Ken Dorsey started 3, can’t forget Bruce Gradkowski

Panther legend Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace ISU cyclone

Colt McCoy the famed Longhorn, when was Brandon Weeden born?

Thad Lewis, Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer too

Johnny Football flamed out in style, Austin Davis, John McCown

RGIII can’t stay healthy, this is a catastrophe

Chorus

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning since the Browns were turning

We didn’t start the fire

But when we are gone

It will still burn on and on and on…

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Regrettably, I cannot claim credit for this ingenuity and hilarity. It belongs to an anonymous poster on Reddit. To you, sir, or ma’am, I tip my hat.



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Robert D. Cobb
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