The gripping reality series Hard Knocks which airs on HBO has already followed around the Baltimore Ravens (2001), Dallas Cowboys (2002), Kansas City Chiefs (2007), the Cowboys again (2008), Cincinnati Bengals (2009), and the New York Jets (2010). There still hasn't been an announcement as to which team will be featured in 2011. The Denver Broncos, the Detroit Lions, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have removed themselves from consideration. Would you like to see the Chicago Bears featured on the HBO series?
ESPN ran a Sports Nation poll with 5 teams up for consideration and the Lions with 36% of over 19,000 votes were the Nations choice. They beat out the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons and the Broncos.
I can't see the Bears allowing cameras to follow their every move for any length of time let alone through an entire training camp. But I would love to see them featured. According to ESPN:
A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and four other teams also are in consideration for the show. An official decision is not expected until later in the spring.
The Raiders? Only if Al Davis has a camera tailing him 24/7. That would be train wreck television at it's finest.
Would you like to see the Chicago Bears on HBO's Hard Knocks in 2011?
Yes (189 votes)
No (72 votes)
261 total votes