Every year, HBO features an NFL team in a reality-based television program, mostly known as “Hard Knocks.”
HBO’s objective is to show NFL fans all over the world the memorable moments that take place during team OTAs, training camps, and meetings. It provides fans a better understanding of what every player and coach goes through as the season approaches.
This year, HBO has chosen the Miami Dolphins as the team that will embrace the camera. For a show that chronicles the dramatic events on a daily basis, HBO plans to take you for a ride in the minds of the Miami Dolphins’ franchise.
Now that you’ve heard the advertising portion of this piece, here’s a more realistic version. Nowadays, the world of television revolves around reality-TV. It’s simple, the more drama, the better.
Although, this is where the problem lies. For a television show to capture these riveting and dramatic events, a team must be worth watching. Ask any NFL fan out there which team they would prefer to watch, and the Dolphins would probably end up in the bottom in terms of votes. [Sorry Dolphins’ fans.]
Think about it. Is the camera crew really going to shoot the everyday struggle of Ryan Tannehill as a rookie? Will HBO provide fans with tape of veteran David Garrard and demoted quarterback, Matt Moore? That’s a must-watch. NOT!
With the exception of popular running back, Reggie Bush, there’s not one player or coach that could hold its end of the bargain. HBO might as well invite Dolphins’ minority owner and singer, Marc Anthony into the mix or even the Williams’ sisters. Serena Williams actually just lost in the first round at the French Open… that would be perfect. A little Serena wouldn’t hurt at all.
Bush better have something under his sleeve for this season because “Hard Knocks” is definitely depending on it.
Every other article you read, it will state that HBO selected Miami to be this year’s team. This post will tell you that HBO chose the Dolphins because the exciting teams weren’t interested. That’s the truth.
What do you think? Will you be watching this season’s “Hard Knocks?”
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