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    Watching Thursday night football and my wife asks one of her non-sequitur football questions, not having anything with the game. She wants to know if NFL teams ever take the bus to the game. That made me think of the Giants traveling to Philly, or vice versa. How do they travel? I would think the distance is too short to fly, but maybe not. Google didn't have an answer. Anyone here know?
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    For short trips of that duration, as part of the the NFL's marketing agreement with Nike, the company provides each player with a personal child rickshaw driver on loan from its Vietnamese manufacturing center.
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    They fly everywhere.
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    they don't say that in Philly, though..what they say is...there are flies everywhere..

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    Bleh! How can a deli mess up a simple tuna sandwhich? All three meals we ordered were plain. And there were flies everywhere when I went to pick our food up
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    For the most part, teams fly.

    But specifically to the Giants/Philly, I'm pretty sure last time I read somewhere they were bussing. Just doesn't make sense to fly. By the time you get everyone to the airport, security screening (even if done separately with no lines), boarding, taxing, takeoffs, approaches, bussing to and from the airport.... - you can make it to philly by bus faster.
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    With, like, a time machine? ;)
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    They could fly private, avoid a fair amount of that stuff. But I don't know whether they do -- buses could still make more sense.
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    So right ! Went to the Philly Italian outdoor market, where Rocky ran when he was training, and everything was COVERED with flies. There was a dead animal of some sort in the gutter crawling with maggots, right under a hand cart selling strawberries. I haven't eaten a strawberry since.
    Philly is a big Philthy city full of big Philthy people.
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    How the Giants travel to Philly:

    * Via beanstalk.

    * With their dogs locked up at home.

    * Expecting to lose.

    * With a jones for cheesesteak.
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    Giants take the train or did last year when they played them
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    Hard to tell.

    Anywhere they fly, they'd use General Aviation where lines are non-existent, but where there would still be a Security Screening (I don't know whether the TSA has a protocol that allows them to do the clearance on the bus en route to the airport in designated cases and would allow them to get off the bus at the plane itself like in the days before 911).

    They'd still have to deal with getting to the airport, but the team bus might get a police escort, which might help. I don't know whether Teterboro airport's runway is long enough to accommodate the Giants' charter, but, if it is, that would save transit time. If they go out of Newark, they'd have to deal with the usual large airport traffic.

    At that point, their's is just one more plane in the queue to take off, since they wouldn't be travelling under a security clearance that puts them at the front of the line and avoids a lengthy taxi.

    I think the fastest and most comfortable way to go between the Meadowlands and DC would be to charter a train that leaves from the Jersey Amtrak station. A bus might be the best way to Philadelphia. I don't know if the CBA allows for either option.
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    It might be tucked away in some awkward spot, but I don't see any restrictions in the CBA mandating air travel to/from games.
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    The bus for some teams.

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    With the bad weather in the north central US last week (the game in Chicago was delayed two hours), there was at least one team that wished they had taken a bus rather than flown. Being told that they "would give it a shot" is not what I would consider to be the most encouraging words I would want to hear just prior to takeoff.


    Browns players thankful to be safe after rough flight back to Cleveland Sunday night - Cleveland Browns - Ohio

    “It was pretty bad,” wide receiver Davone Bess said. “But we're here today to talk about it and can thank the man upstairs.”

    The Browns (4-6) rushed out of Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday evening following their 41-20 loss to the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (7-4), so they could try to fly home from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before severe thunderstorms would prevent them from doing so. The team made contingency plans to take busses back to Northeast Ohio but opted to take its charter flight on United Airlines.

    The flight was short, but players said the descent into Cleveland was turbulent and the landing was frightening because the plane tilted to the left as it touched down.

    “Holy cow – I swear the wing was a couple feet from the ground, defensive end Billy Winn said. “At the last second, it was dead quiet right before the landing. We’re going to land, it got real quiet, and I heard this big gust of wind and [the plane tilted], came back and we recovered. We had a great pilot, a fantastic pilot. Bless his heart for getting here safely.”​



    Cleveland Browns' Jason Pinkston on team plane's landing at windy Hopkins airport: 'It was terrifying' | cleveland.com

    "It was terrifying,'' Pinkston told cleveland.com. "It was the real thing. The weather was so bad. We were coming in to land and (the pilot) had to go kind of fast to balance it out and we came down and we hit on two wheels. The (left) wing was literally three feet from hitting the ground.

    "We're actually pretty lucky to be alive right now, to be honest. We really escaped one. We got away with one last night.''

    The Browns were prepared to bus home from Cincinnati following their 41-20 loss because of the severe weather -- including heavy rains and wind gusts up to 50 mph -- but the team, United Airlines and the airport determined it was safe to make the approximately 45-minute flight home.

    While the Browns were en route, Cleveland Hopkins halted all commercial flights because of the severe winds and rain. The "ground stop'' was issued at about 6:25 p.m. and lasted until about 8:19 p.m. The Browns landed at about 6:30 p.m., according to Gilbert.

    Before landing, the plane dipped from side to side, and just as it was about to touch down, a wind gust forced the left wing sharply toward the ground, according to several players.

    "There were a bunch of screams," said Pinkston. "You could hear everyone screaming on the plane. It was pretty real. I screamed, because I was sitting right over (left) wing. My window was open and I saw the whole thing."​



    In case you are wondering what would have happened had that wing hit the ground and the worst outcome occurred, like all large business the NFL does have a disaster contingency plan:

    Columns: Several pro teams have airline disaster plans in place
    The Plans No One Wants to Use - NYTimes.com

    In a "near disaster," when 15 or fewer players die or are lost for the season, the team would play out its schedule but would receive priority on waiver claims. If more than 15 die, the NFL commissioner decides if the franchise continues its season. If there is a play-on declaration, the "near disaster" deal kicks in. If the schedule is stopped, an offseason restocking system occurs and the club gets the first pick in the college draft.​

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