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Browns team plane gets stuck in the mud

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The Cleveland Browns’ trip to Indianapolis was delayed almost four hours Saturday when the team plane got stuck in the mud at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The team was looking for a way to simultaneously annoy their players and create a perfect metaphor for the franchise’s return to Cleveland since 1999.

(Either that or the pilot miscalculated his route to the runway.  Sucks to be that guy.)

Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the team had to deplane and wait for a new plane to show up.  The Browns eventually arrived in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. — roughly three and a half hours after they planned to get there.

Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron has not yet taken the blame for the error.

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69 Responses to “Browns team plane gets stuck in the mud”
  1. clayjustsackedyou says: Sep 17, 2011 7:35 PM

    Too easy

  2. favreforever says: Sep 17, 2011 7:37 PM

    Pilots have been after Hopkins International for years, trying to get them to use tarmac on the runways.

  3. flavordave says: Sep 17, 2011 7:39 PM

    Couldnt they just let Peyton Hillis push it out?

  4. greenbowlpackers says: Sep 17, 2011 7:40 PM

    haha

  5. kenny1976 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:40 PM

    The Colts were probably hoping the plane got stuck in the mud so they wouldnt get another manning less loss this weekend.

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:41 PM

    Just tie a long rope to the front of that plane and tell Peyton Hillis there’s a strong man competition outside….DONE DEAL.

  7. favreforever says: Sep 17, 2011 7:43 PM

    By the time they got out of there they were cold, wet, muddy, and Browns.

  8. talkintrashallday says: Sep 17, 2011 7:44 PM

    Just like the team – STUCK IN THE MUD

  9. scoops1 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:44 PM

    …did Rachel Phelps have something to do with this…

  10. americankris says: Sep 17, 2011 7:44 PM

    Only the browns

  11. comebackid says: Sep 17, 2011 7:47 PM

    “Browns team stuck in mud”

  12. proBirdie says: Sep 17, 2011 7:48 PM

    With 5 hour drives and under, I don’t understand why teams don’t take buses. By the time you drive to the airport, go through security, transfer to a bus at arrival airport, it probably takes longer.

  13. raqaiw says: Sep 17, 2011 7:49 PM

    The jokes really do write themselves for this team.
    Hope they have a resurgence like the Lions one day though.

  14. j0esixpack says: Sep 17, 2011 7:49 PM

    How can this not be a metaphor?

  15. cup1981 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:50 PM

    Well, that’s slightly ironic and a little ominous. lol

  16. mightyleemoon says: Sep 17, 2011 7:52 PM

    Kinda like their offense…

  17. egomaniac247 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:52 PM

    With so much concrete on tarmacs…seriously how do run them off the pavement? If I were them I’d be hoping we got a new pilot to go along with that new jet.

  18. thefiesty1 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:53 PM

    It was Dick’s fault. What else did you expect?

  19. jdlaroo says: Sep 17, 2011 7:53 PM

    Stuck in the mud….just like the Brown’s franchise.

  20. rollerino1 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:54 PM

    Where is the runway located, in a rice patty?

  21. eaglesfootballfan says: Sep 17, 2011 7:56 PM

    These kind of things only happen to the Browns.

  22. invaiduh says: Sep 17, 2011 7:57 PM

    Cleveland India…er, Browns suffering from propeller lag.

  23. winstonhussein says: Sep 17, 2011 7:58 PM

    That sounds about right.

  24. robcypher says: Sep 17, 2011 8:00 PM

    Classic Cleveland!!!! LOL!!!

    - GO STEELERS!!!

  25. buffordtjustice says: Sep 17, 2011 8:02 PM

    Are the runways in Cleveland made of dirt?

  26. jetsfanjk says: Sep 17, 2011 8:09 PM

    oh wait this is a metaphor for the browns early season struggles. i get it!

  27. skoobyfl says: Sep 17, 2011 8:14 PM

    DJ should of gotten his secondary out to push, he always has a huge amount of them around after the draft.

  28. drgfri says: Sep 17, 2011 8:16 PM

    The metaphor is too easy to imagine…..

  29. mikeinthevine says: Sep 17, 2011 8:16 PM

    If you think you have a future in comedy…you don’t dumbass.

  30. bhcpaul1989 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:24 PM

    Why is he taxing the runway, shouldn’t the government do that. I personally think no one should be taxed. When did you guys’ go political?

  31. camdenyard says: Sep 17, 2011 8:25 PM

    Same old clowns. Inventing new was to suck.

  32. cosanostra71 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:25 PM

    lol

  33. ctiggs says: Sep 17, 2011 8:26 PM

    They could have charted a bus and drove to Indy, hell the way the economy is it would have saved money.

  34. jgg1 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    They have been stuck since returning to the NFL.

  35. luponatrix says: Sep 17, 2011 8:34 PM

    You really should proofread your copy before posting it on the internet. It’s spelled “offense,” not “plane.”

  36. stampnhawk says: Sep 17, 2011 8:35 PM

    One day Cleveland can afford concrete. Maybe just plant some of that grass they play on each week. Word is the plane was further delayed because the guy who had to
    spin the propeller on the team’s biplane forgot his top hat in the saloon.

  37. clevelandismycity says: Sep 17, 2011 8:36 PM

    How is this top news? I mean I love all things browns, but come on!!

  38. majorseahawk says: Sep 17, 2011 8:38 PM

    Its not mud that they are stuck in.

  39. rushbacker says: Sep 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    LMAO!

    Talk about symbolic. If not for bad luck, some franchises would have none at all.

  40. 6thsense79 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:42 PM

    That sounds about right.

  41. Little Earthquake says: Sep 17, 2011 8:46 PM

    The Browns have been stuck in the mud for 12 years.

  42. mrcincinnati says: Sep 17, 2011 8:54 PM

    ummm next

  43. tweaker2 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:54 PM

    obvioulsy a metaphor for Cleveland’s entire season

  44. borisbulldog says: Sep 17, 2011 9:01 PM

    Haha!

    If Jauron would have been doing his due diligance last week and called a TO, Bruce Crapkowski wouldn’t have thrown that balloon pass to AJ Green on that Pearl Harbor play to beat the Brpwns!

  45. football58 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:02 PM

    This is kind of like the Browns running game with Fumbillis, stuck in the mud.

  46. moudabo says: Sep 17, 2011 9:09 PM

    Browns stuck in the mud?

    Just another Stain to add to the long Streak of
    Browns hapless misadventures.

  47. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 17, 2011 9:20 PM

    On top of everything else, they need a good pilot now?
    Sheesh….

  48. jtsticks says: Sep 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    With 5 hour drives and under, I don’t understand why teams don’t take buses. By the time you drive to the airport, go through security, transfer to a bus at arrival airport, it probably takes longer.

    —————————————————————-
    You really think they go through security like us?? This is a charter flight, no major terminal, easy access, believe me, it is much nicer than what we fly.

  49. trickbunny says: Sep 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    talkintrashallday says:
    Sep 17, 2011 7:44 PM

    Just like the team – STUCK IN THE MUD
    ————————————————–
    You’re a genius. See the very first post.

  50. trickbunny says: Sep 17, 2011 9:24 PM

    raqaiw says:
    Sep 17, 2011 7:49 PM

    The jokes really do write themselves for this team.
    Hope they have a resurgence like the Lions one day though.
    ————————————————-
    Only a Lions fan would consider 6-10 last year and one win so far this season as a “resurgence.”

    Now there’s a joke that wrote itself.

  51. mrlynch33 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:31 PM

    I was told their Air Attack improved this year…LIES!

  52. richm2256 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:56 PM

    What the hell was their plane doing in mud? How does a professional pilot leave the asphalt?

  53. tomcous says: Sep 17, 2011 10:00 PM

    Ah … Jauron … he attacks everything with Defensive-backs … if he brought out some linemen or yes Peyton Hollis it wouldn’t have taken so long.

    BUTt “You can never have enough defensive-backs” … even when your lines are crap!

  54. quizguy66 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:05 PM

    Are you sure that Brown stuff is mud?

    -QG

  55. egls7 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:08 PM

    “Browns team stuck in mud”

    Their cheerleaders too???

  56. scudbot says: Sep 17, 2011 10:13 PM

    Is Tebow still stuck at 2.5 on the depth chart?

  57. dino8500 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:24 PM

    With the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft the cleveland browns select Glen Quagmire licensed pilot

  58. hailvictory10 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:30 PM

    GOD what a terrible franchise

    Redskins Plane would dominate the sky!

  59. hailvictory10 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:33 PM

    I agree with @proBirdie

    Drive a freakin Bus

    Its alot of work (and money!!) these days to hop on a plane if its a short trip bus it

    BROWNS SUCK

  60. mike913 says: Sep 17, 2011 10:51 PM

    is there any way possible that cleveland can blame lebron james for this?

  61. bebopa says: Sep 17, 2011 10:55 PM

    Murphys Law,(if anything could go wrong it will) applies to this hapless franchise.

  62. stairwayto7 says: Sep 18, 2011 12:51 AM

    The Browns have been stuck in the mud since the 80′s!!

  63. mjt1003 says: Sep 18, 2011 1:32 AM

    Did they hit the Indians plane or Cavs plane?

  64. 6ringsofsteal says: Sep 18, 2011 7:12 AM

    LOL at the Browns! How does this happen? I cannot believe they have a dirt runway! We would never do that in the berg! Most of our infrastructure is built with excess nfl chapionship rings! We could build them a steel runway!

    6 Rings!

  65. dd393 says: Sep 18, 2011 7:41 AM

    Something symbolic here. This team inherited the history of a proud franchise and they’ve turned into the object of jokes. Sad.

  66. philriverslovespenis says: Sep 18, 2011 8:56 AM

    6 rings…….
    And 7 turnovers in your most important game so far this year. And a two game losing streak dating back to THE biggest game of last year. Just STFU already and go make your own league so we don’t have to listen to your dumb ass anymore.

  67. football58 says: Sep 18, 2011 9:51 AM

    What’s the over/under for Hillis fumbling today?

  68. robcypher says: Sep 18, 2011 11:32 AM

    Did the mud set on fire too like their lake?

  69. yajas says: Sep 18, 2011 11:32 AM

    dino8500 says: “With the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft the cleveland browns select Glen Quagmire licensed pilot”

    I usually hate posts that start out like that, but that one was pretty good.

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