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Browns to hit the road with the Travel Channel

On the road again
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.

The Travel Channel will feature the Cleveland Browns on a new series that, according to a press release, promises to “pull back the curtain” on the Browns current 2012 season.

Boy, wait until America gets a look at just how difficult it can be at times to be a Browns fan.

NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns will premiere on Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. NFL Films will provide “unprecedented access” to show what it takes to transport the 150-person squad 20,000 miles a season. From feeding an entire team (how much do guys like Phil Taylor and John Hughes eat?) , to clothing and housing them, to how a stadium prepares and deals with “more than 70,000 rabid fans,” the cameras will capture this “massive undertaking.”

No word on whether or not they will show the “massive undertaking” that takes place each week when coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator Brad Childress put together the offensive game plan.

Goin’ places that I’ve never been.
Seein’ things that I may never see again

“This series is a first-of-its-kind program providing an exclusive pass to NFL fans during the season,” Andy Singer, general manager at the Travel Channel. “This is an emotionally-charged world. Now, viewers will get a never-before-seen opportunity to see what it’s like for players to live on the road, often away from their families. We’ll hear from the players themselves, coaches and scores of support staff in multiple cities.”

Episodes will focus around the weeks leading up to games played against the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in such an exciting and unique endeavor,” said Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “This show will offer viewers a great perspective of the inner-workings of an NFL team and what it takes to support a team. We expect that this will be first-class production. We are excited about what this will mean to Northeast Ohio, the Browns and our fans.”

And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

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