It might not be Hard Knocks, but the Cleveland Browns are going to be featured on a new television series this December called, "NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns." The series will be broadcast on the Travel Channel, premiering on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:00 PM.
What will the program entail? According to the press release, the foundation of the show looks at how a professional football team logistically moves from city-to-city during the season, along with all of the arrangements in between. It also sounds like a look at the Browns specifically will be introduced, too, similar to what Hard Knocks features. From the press release:
NFL Films will provide unprecedented access to Travel Channel to unveil never-before-seen footage of what it takes to travel an entire professional football team from city to city, game to game, during the regular season. Every road trip requires a massive amount of coordination to haul the 150-person squad 20,000 miles a season. From feeding an entire team, to clothing and housing them, to how a stadium prepares and deals with more than 70,000 rabid fans, Travel Channel's cameras are there to capture this massive undertaking.
In addition, viewers will see how the Cleveland Browns prepare each week through the eyes of the players and team management, including new owner Jimmy Haslam. They can expect to learn more about the history behind deeply-rooted team rivalries and other notable insights not typically covered in game-coverage news. 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.
Travel Channel's connection to the NFL comes via the Browns' new owner Jimmy Haslam, a prominent businessman from Knoxville, Tenn., where Travel Channel parent Scripps Networks Interactive, is based. Scripps has been working to rebuild the Travel Channel since acquiring it from Cox Communications in 2009.
What do you think, Browns fans? Are you excited about seeing Cleveland featured in a television series like this?