Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hard Knocks 2012: Atlanta Falcons?

After the lockout took away our beloved Hard Knocks for one year, NFL fans are even hungrier for the hit HBO show this year.  No matter which team is featured, the show will be great, but I am mildly surprised by the teams that they have entertained as potential candidates thus far.

It first surfaced this morning that the Jacksonville Jaguars were a candidate, that Hard Knocks was interested in featuring the Jags and that the Jags wanted to be on the show.  Then, later in the day, we heard reports that the Falcons were "very interested" in being featured in Hard Knocks.

Now, it's being reported that the Falcons have been offered the gig, and there's no reason to think they won't accept.  I'm sure Falcons fans are thrilled by this news, but the rest of the NFL's fans are left scratching their heads.  Sure, the Falcons are a good team with a bunch of solid players, but I find them to be one of the most boring teams in the league, especially off the field.  There aren't too many characters or high-profile position battles, and those are the things that make Hard Knocks great.  

So while I would have much rather seen the Lions or Saints (Wouldn't that be something, coming off of the bounty scandal?) featured on Hard Knocks, I am just happy to have the show back again this season.  This has become a preseason tradition, and football fans across the country have been captivated by Hard Knocks story lines.  This year will be no different.

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  1. You better watch yourself when talking bad about my Falcons, Chris! Sorry we don't have enough drunk dealers or wife beaters for your taste, but I'm definitely excited to see my boys getting the nod.

  2. The reason is because most notable teams don't want to be featured on the show

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