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Catching a Browns game? Take Megabus

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Knoxville football fans planning a fall trip to catch a Cleveland Browns game now have an easy way to get there.
Express bus operator Megabus announced today it has launched connecting service from Knoxville to Cleveland.
The Browns are a new favorite team for some Knoxville football fans since the team was purchased last year by Knoxville businessman Jimmy Haslam, CEO of truck stop operator Pilot Flying J, which is under federal investigation for fuel-rebate fraud.
Megabus is offering daily service from Knoxville to Cleveland, according to a news release. Buses will leave the Knoxville Transit Center at 301 Church Ave. for Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, with connections to Cleveland.
Megabus is known for selling some seats for as little as $1.
“The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early,” Mike Alvich, VP of marketing and public relations for megabus.com/Coach USA, said in a news release. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Knoxville customers can secure the best megabus.com fares.”

The bus ride from Knoxville to Cleveland takes about 12 hours, according to the Megabus website. Don’t expect to rub elbows the the team owner. Haslam has a plane.
In Cleveland, Megabus will drop off and pick up passengers at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center near Cleveland State University.
Football fans will have to make their own way to and from FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Browns.

Megabus website

Cleveland Browns website

Jimmy Haslam makes Forbes billionaires list

Knoxville businessman Jimmy Haslam is No. 831 on the 2013
Forbes list of the world’s billionaires.

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The CEO of Pilot Flying J and owner of the Cleveland Browns
has a net worth of $1.8 billion, according to Forbes.

“Pilot is one of the country’s largest privately held
companies, with $29 billion in sales. He gets most of his fortune from his 35%
share of his family’s 59% stake in Pilot,” Forbes reports.

Some 1,426 names are on this year’s world list. Carlos Slim,
a telecom magnate from Mexico, is again the world’s richest man  with a net worth of $73 billion.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is No. 2 with a
net worth of $67 billion.

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