Producers of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” are still hoping the critically acclaimed series will air this season.
With the NFL lockout seemingly in its final days, the crew for the project are diligently searching for a team to profile when training camp opens.
Much like every other aspect of the league once the lockout is lifted, “Hard Knocks” producers will have to scramble at a feverish pace to pull of the show on short notice.
“We are monitoring developments and remain hopeful of presenting a new season of ‘Hard Knocks,’” HBO spokesman Ray Stallone told Sporting News (via Media Bistro). “Beyond that we are not going to speculate.”
A number of teams have already declined the opportunity to be featured on the show including the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings. The New York Jets have also turned down an encore appearance.
One has to wonder if the Oakland Raiders would be interested in the series. Secretive by nature, the series would shed a very rare light on the franchise.
Some say Al Davis’ franchise would be a perfect fit. Other feel otherwise.