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Conflicting Reports on New York Giants Being Finalist for HBO’s Hard Knocks

April 30th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Doug Rush

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.

Tomm Looney from FOX Sports initially reported that the Giants were one of three potential finalists for the HBO show along with the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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.

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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Tags: Chicago, Chicago Bears, Football, John Mara, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Roger Goodell

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4 Responses to “Conflicting Reports on New York Giants Being Finalist for HBO’s Hard Knocks”

  1.  Krow says:

    I’d pay cash money to see Coughlin being followed around by a camera crew. Priceless …

    •  Fars says:

      I’d chip in, too …

      Coughlin would absolute *love* being followed by camera all day :)

    •  rlhjr says:

      It’s telling how three of the oldest franchises have never been featured.
      And I think it’s due to the historical place occupied by each organization.

      Part of me sides with Mara and part of me wants to see the internal workings of Giants camp and some of the candid remarks that will happen.

      In particular, I’d like to hear the talent evaluations voiced by Coughlin, Reese and the coaches. And I’d like to see how much they confer with Mara.

      I would love to hear how the position coaches interact with the coordinators. I would be must see TV for me.

      Actually I think it will bring fans closer to the team. And give us an insight as to what really happens day to day. As John Riggins once told Sandra Day O’Connor, “Loosen up baby”.

  2.  Michael Moraitis says:

    Never trust a guy whose last name is Looney.

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