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No Love for HBO's Hard Knocks?

What NFL team will be on Hard Knocks?

Hard Knocks needs a team for the 2012 season. It probably won't be the Bengals who were on the show in 2009.
Hard Knocks needs a team for the 2012 season. It probably won't be the Bengals who were on the show in 2009.

Well the last time we saw Hard Knocks was way back in 2010 when the New York Jets and entertaining coach Rex Ryan graced our lives on HBO. The NFL reality TV show is riveting TV and nothing short of a spectacular reality show for a NFL fan to follow his or her team in training camp and the preseason.

Last season Hard Knocks took a year off due to the NFL lockout and the labor situation that was uncertain. A year has passed and fans are eager to find a new team to take the reigns of Hard Knocks.

NFL teams are passing on a shot to be on the show left and right and I am not happy about it. As a Baltimore Ravens I was stoked in 2001 when Ray Lewis and the Ravens made the show. Times have changed as it seems no team wants the distraction of the cameras as they prepare for the upcoming season.

So far the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers have passed. One of these NFL teams have to take it right? Could the show be in trouble? Supposedly the Arizona Cardinals are in the mix as the next team in line, but I think HBO should simply throw it out there as an open invitation at this point to the entire NFL.

As a NFL fan all we need is one team and the hour long reality drama can start filming and catching the eyes of the Hard Knocks starved fans all over the country. Why not the Ravens again?

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