New York Giants co-owner John Mara has been very clear in the past that he wants absolutely nothing to do with his team being on the annual summer show, Hard Knocks, which is aired on HBO and shows the team during the preseason and at training camp.
While teams like the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and most recently, the Cincinnati Bengals have all done the show in the past, the Giants and their owner want absolutely nothing to do with it, yet if no team accepts the willingness to be on the show, the NFL can choose a team, which has lead to conflicting reported on Tuesday.
HBO and the NFL have narrowed down the HARD KNOCKS teams to a list of three: Bears, Giants, Steelers.— LooneyaboutSports (@LooneyonFox) April 29, 2014
While speculation started to run rampant on the Giants being a possible team to be forced to do the HBO show and have the potentially unneeded distractions at training camp this summer, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report reported later in the day that the report of the Giants, Bears and Steelers being finalists for the show were not true.
NFL's Greg Aiello on report that Bears, Giants, Steelers are finalists for Hard Knocks: "totally inaccurate."— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 29, 2014
It'll be interesting to see if the Giants are in fact, forced to appear on Hard Knocks this summer or not and if they are forced to appear, how Mara would respond to the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell if it does happen, even with him being one of the most vocal owners in the league on not wanting his team to do the show.
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