It seems HBO is having a tough time finding a NFL team for the 2011 season of their hit training camp series, "Hard Knocks". The New York Jets (last year's "stars"), Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said "No." Team Number Six to turn down the reality program? The Minnesota Vikings. Via CBSSports.com:â†µ
The Minnesota Vikings became the latest franchise to turn down an offer to be the featured team on HBO's training camp show Hard Knocks. "We have other issues -- the stadium and football -- and we need to focus on those," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.â†µ
Ah, Zygi sounds like an owner who doesn't welcome the distraction of reality TV cameras following his team around, especially in a post-lockout NFL. But I think I know a certain owner of a local football franchise who seems to welcome distraction and lack of focus into his organization. Would it surprise anyone if in a month Dan Snyder announces his team has been bestowed the honor of participating in the 2011 season of "Hard Knocks"? He seems to have a new craving for the camera, after all.