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Belt Loops: "We didn't start the MACtion"

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IT WAS ALWAYS BURNING SINCE THE WORLD'S BEEN TURNING

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Dino Babers, Chris Creighton, Ford Field, Chuck Martin
Philip Ely, Blake Frohnapfel, Ben Roethlisberger

David Clawson, Matty Johnson, "Chief" Kekuewa, ESPN
Ronnie Adams, Bonamego, Row the damn boat

Orange Bowl, Dave Doeren, Jordan Lynch, Brescacin
Carey, "he's a kicker" and "we do it The Hard Way"

Robert Bolden, '87, Eastern's had a brick wall
Not Rod Carey, nor T. Bowden, stop with the parodies

We didn't start the #MACtion
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the #MACtion
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Gary Pinkel, Rynearson, "Wild Bill" and Darrell Hazzell
Gene Ruskowzki, Eric Fisher, football draft firsts

Dick Crum, John Harbaugh, Bo Schembechler, "Red" Blaik
Name change to 'Hawks, "Cradle of Coaches"

Archer, Wollet, Flashes a winning team
Melchiori, Spencer Keith, Darius Polk, overtimes

Solich, Tettleton, Buffalo versus 'Cats
Tuesday night, Peden Place, worst safety call ever

We didn't start the #MACtion
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the #MACtion
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Philadelph-, Temple Owls, Jaiquann Jarrett, Al Golden
Freshman, Bernard Pierce, then he won a Super Bowl

Thunder Herd, Huntington, they won the MAC six times
Pennington, Randy Moss, paid to join C-USA

Central Florida, '02, six and two, Kruczek
then fired, Al Gooch, didn't win in third year

UMass, on their way, got to find a new conference
But until then, dark horse, Boston invades Detroit

We didn't start the #MACtion
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the #MACtion
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

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My intent was to do the whole song and make Billy Joel's masterpiece changed 100 percent to MAC football, but when you write these things, you have to listen to the song over and over again. Except in this instance, I've listened to "We Didn't Start the Fire" maybe a thousand and a half times, so this just seems like a really great place to stop. I probably have some more left in the tank to do the whole thing, but there really is such a thing as "too much Billy Joel in one night."