Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his days as Browns fan

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The great stories spawned by the NFL now include a guy who grew up as a rabid Browns fan coaching the team.

Rob Chudzinski, a Toledo native, returns to Ohio to take the reins of Cleveland’s team.  As a boy, his passion included putting the TV at the window and watching the games from the elements, to simulate the thrill of being there.

The biggest question is whether dog biscuits were consumed.

“There was occasional dog biscuits consumed,” Chudzinski said on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. “I wouldn’t tell you they tasted very good, but we did that on occasion.”

As Browns fans wait for the team to return to relevance nearly two decades after the original Browns moved from Cleveland, the presence of a head coach who truly loves the team adds something special to the overall experience.

Of course, a second playoff appearance since the team returned in 1999 would be pretty special, too.

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41 responses to “Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his days as Browns fan

  1. That’s awesome!

    He must be estatic to now be part of the organization. Pretty cool for you Browns fans.

  2. We can all rip the Browns for lack of any success whatsoever since their return, but none of us can rip them for being fair-weather fans. . . . Cough. . . The majority of Patriots, Redskins, Ravens, Jets, Vikings, and 49er fans!

  3. Wow omg they passed on a guy who will be lucky to stay on the field for 3 games a year. This is from the same guy who claims Garçon to be in CJ’s echelon

  4. As a Colt’s season ticket holder since the Mayflower (1984) the worst fans I have had to deal with when they visited our place rooted for Cleveland or Oakland: they were there to get drunk, be generally obnoxious and start fights and used the game as an excuse.

  5. howintensive says:
    Mar 22, 2013 11:49 AM
    Less than 14 years is not nearly 2 decades.

    Less than 14? the team moved before the 96′ season, we’re currently going into the 13′ season. By my count that’s 17 years, close enough to say “nearly”

  6. Yeah Ben, I would expect a response like that from a Steelers fan. You people have no idea what a true (non fair weather fan) fan really feels or acts like. You probably started liking the Steelers after they won their last Super Bowl on your 9th birthday.

  7. stoolerz says:
    Mar 22, 2013 12:24 PM
    Yeah Ben, I would expect a response like that from a Steelers fan. You people have no idea what a true (non fair weather fan) fan really feels or acts like. You probably started liking the Steelers after they won their last Super Bowl on your 9th birthday.

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    10-6 in ’83 was the first season I enjoyed as a Steelers fan. I have a video of me meeting Louis Lipps and a signed photo of Bubby Brister. Fair weather and AFC North don’t fit in the same sentence.

  8. Don’t mean to double post, but if any Steeler fans don’t know what I’m talking about (It’s also a fun listen if you are a true fan of an NFL team) – Go to Youtube.com and listen to the rant the Factory of Sadness guy has for why Browns fans really hate Streeler fans.

  9. I can remember going to my parents friends house to watch Browns games in the 80’s, the guys would wear their dog masks and chomp on dog biscuits. I think I’d eat dog $#!@ if it would help us win again.

    Go Browns!

  10. Jessethegreat:

    You’re an idiot. The Browns are excellent fans but to call Redskins fans fair weather means you don’t know the definition.

    The Skins have the longest consecutive sell-out streak of home games, even longer than Green Bay’s streak. And that streak endured only 3 playoff-qualifying seasons over the last 21 seasons, prior to last year. And that streak endured only 1 home playoff appearance since ’99 before last season.

    HTTR

  11. gonavybeatarmy says:
    Mar 22, 2013 12:55 PM
    Jessethegreat:

    You’re an idiot. The Browns are excellent fans but to call Redskins fans fair weather means you don’t know the definition.

    The Skins have the longest consecutive sell-out streak of home games, even longer than Green Bay’s streak. And that streak endured only 3 playoff-qualifying seasons over the last 21 seasons, prior to last year. And that streak endured only 1 home playoff appearance since ’99 before last season.

    HTTR

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    Just because the game is sold out and a person is in the stands does not make them a fan. It is DC and all the uppity ups go out to be seen and network deals not watch football. It like me taking one of my clients to dinner, we are not there for the food just as a venue to get the deal done.

  12. Browns fans have been put through the emotional wringer for decades. The Fumble, the Drive, the Move, drafting Tim Couch #1 etc. Yet Browns fans continue to pack the stadium, and support the team each and every year with the hopes this will be the year they turn the corner. The tide is finally turning with a solid coaching staff, an improving roster, and an owner that is passionate about football. The browns will be a playoff team soon enough, and atop the AFC North. Then, the years of being the butt of jokes, and misery will be forgotten. The past pain will make the impending success even sweeter! Go Browns. PS. Spend the extra money on Milkbones, as opposed to the Wal Mart brand, they taste much better dipped in milk!!

  13. Not sure this is going to make much sense, but here goes: Browns fans make me proud to be a football fan. You guys have hung in there for a long long time without a fraction of the complaining you hear from a lot of other teams, and I sincerely hope it pays off. When it does, it’ll be all the sweeter.

    sincerely,
    a pats fan

  14. When it’s all said & done, RGIII won’t be close Kurt Warner.

    Dan Marino wasn’t drafted until late in the 1st round.

    Montana was a 3rd round pick.

    RGIII won’t even be Randall Cunningham.

  15. why does every article on this site, regardless of its subject, turn into a commercial in the comments section about how great the washington redskins are? the same team that that has won 2 playoff games in the past TWENTY years….

  16. steelerben:
    Maybe I’ve misunderstood, but neither Bubby Brister nor Louie Lipps were on the Steelers’ 1983 roster.
    The ’83 Steelers got off to a 9-2 start that was quarterbacked by Cliff Stout. An injured Terry Bradshaw was forced to come off the bench to stop a four-game losing streak in the regular-season finale at the Jets. Bradshaw played only the first quarter, throwing his final two TD passes of his career.

  17. howintensive,
    The Browns moved to Baltimore in ’96 and did not have a team until ’99 so it is indeed 14 years.

  18. cfeeley52 says:
    Mar 22, 2013 12:20 PM
    howintensive says:
    Mar 22, 2013 11:49 AM
    Less than 14 years is not nearly 2 decades.

    Less than 14? the team moved before the 96′ season, we’re currently going into the 13′ season. By my count that’s 17 years, close enough to say “nearly”

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    Made the playoffs in 2003.

  19. @logicalvoicessays. Really your comparing Rg3 to Jodan? Are you stupid or what? Yes he had a good first year. So did Cam Newton. Cam did not set the world on fire in his second year. Do I wish Cleveland had picked RG3 of course but we don’t have him. Us Cleveland fans have accepted it. You should too…

  20. Definitely dropped the ball on the deal to get RGIII and I think some executives got fired for that one too.

    Browns are the youngest team in the league and a piecing together a future. Hopefully it’s the right way this time.

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