• Cleveland Browns release video parody of iconic 'Friends' opening

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Central Perk, it's not.

    But now that the Cleveland Browns have won their first game of the 2019 season, they can afford to have some fun.

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    After defeating the New York Jets 23-3 Monday night, the Browns released a video parody of the "Friends" introduction, Sports Illustrated reported. The detail is breathtaking, right down to the television show's fountain, couch (this one is in Browns' orange) and umbrellas, with several Browns making the point that they'll be there for their fans.

    "Friends," which debuted Sept. 22, 1994, on NBC, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. 

    The Browns decided to create their version of the show's introduction. So instead of Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe Buffay, the Browns' remake includes Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Denzel Ward, Joel Bitonio, Damarious Randall and JC Tretter. The players open their umbrellas and frolic in a fountain inside the Browns' training facility, WJW reported.

    Naturally, the song accompanying the Browns' video is "I'll Be There For You," by The Rembrandts.

    Beckham was a star during Monday night's game, making six catches for 161 yards and a touchdown.

    The Browns have not been to the playoffs since 2002. Coincidentally, the original Browns franchise, which moved to Baltimore in 1996, reached the playoffs during the 1994 season, the same year "Friends" debuted.

    Perhaps this year's crew is looking to find that second gear and return to the postseason.

     


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