|Looks like we won’t be getting the inside scoop on Sanchez and Tebow on Hard Knocks this year. (Getty)|
Striking a blow to voyeuristic fans everywhere and/or those who can’t turn away from a good car crash, the NY Daily News is reporting that Hard Knocks will NOT feature the Jets in 2012. According to the Newark Star Ledger, it was the Jets decision not to participate.
There had been plenty of talk that Jets owner Woody Johnson was the one who was pushing for another appearance on the HBO show, even though his coach, Rex Ryan, and general manager, Mike Tannenbaum, had gone on record beforehand saying they didn’t have much interest.
But both backtracked a bit after Johnson’s opinion became known.
But the Jets have decided, once and for all, not to particpate. For the viewer, that might be an unfortunate decision, especially with so many potentially juicy storylines entering the season (Mark Sanchez vs. Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez vs. Santonio Holmes, Darrelle Revis vs. the Jets salary cap, Tebow vs. the New York city life, Rex Ryan vs. the snack bar).
So, who will participate this season? The Falcons and Broncos reportedly have already declined invitations, and there are a number of teams who haven’t been featured who likely never will under current management (the Packers, Patriots, etc.). Supposedly, the Jaguars are interested, and though Jacksonville doesn’t hold much national appeal, a young rebuilding team could provide fascinating content during training camp.
“We still have time to decide,” an HBO spokesman told the newspaper. “And we, and our NFL Films partners, haven’t made any decisions yet.”
At some point, HBO will have to decide. Here’s hoping they find somebody else who can tell us when we need to get a god---- snack.
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