On September 20, 2018, it happened. The Cleveland Browns won their first game since Christmas Eve of 2016, a total of 635 days.
Cleveland defeated the New York Jets 21-17.
This was despite trailing 14-0 at one point and 17-14 late in the fourth quarter.
Naturally, such a historic win drew a frenzied reaction on Twitter.
End the promotion.
Unlock the refrigerators.
The NFL’s No. 1 overall pick has led the Browns to their first overall win in 635 days.
Cheers, Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/Ro1HUOohav
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2018
— The Ringer (@ringer) September 21, 2018
What’s quieter right now?
The Browns regretted not taking Darnold takes I saw all over TV today?
Or the Thursday Night Football sucks takes?
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 21, 2018
WE’RE ALLLL BROWNS TONIGHT
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 21, 2018
Carlos Hyde’s kid isn’t going to know a world where the Browns are losers.
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) September 21, 2018
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 21, 2018
There are grown men in my section crying. I love Cleveland sports so much. #browns
— Charlene A. Coughlin (@cacoughlin) September 21, 2018
Excited for the Browns and their fans
— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) September 21, 2018
The Browns last win was six weeks after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series.
So it's been a while.
— Robert O'Neill (@RobertONeill31) September 21, 2018
Called too short.
Walks on to Texas Tech.
Wins QB job.
Walks On to OU.
Wins 34 out of 40 games.
Wins 2017 Heisman.
Drafted #1 overall.
In 1st game, leads Browns to first win in 20 games. pic.twitter.com/7C33HAxnFx
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 21, 2018
— Browns Junkies (@BrownsJunkies) September 21, 2018
It was, indeed, quite a special night for the Browns and their fans. We don’t imagine anyone even remotely associated with this franchise will be forgetting this day any time soon.