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Texans owner believes Hard Knocks decision is made

It used to be difficult for Steve Sabol to find teams willing to be featured for NFL Films’ Hard Knocks series on HBO.

Now owners have to angle for the gig.

Texans owner Bob McNair told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle Wednesday that he believes the decision has already been made to use the Jets this summer.  The Texans have publicly campaigned to be on the show, but McNair thinks his interest came too late.

New York is a natural pick because of the market and Rex Ryan would make great television.  Plus owner Woody Johnson has PSLs to unload. 

We’re just happy one of the best programs on television should continue for at least another two years.

UPDATE: The Jets will announce they are the pick Thursday.

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21 Responses to “Texans owner believes Hard Knocks decision is made”
  1. zappa says: Mar 24, 2010 12:12 PM

    What teams have already been on hard knocks.
    Cincy 2009.

  2. silverreign says: Mar 24, 2010 12:16 PM

    great show. jets fans will love it. bengals were still the best.

  3. ozu says: Mar 24, 2010 12:20 PM

    Dear Florio,
    Every single move by the Jets that you re-report on here is not in some way motivated by PSLs. Woody is a multi-billionaire. The ~$10-20m in current unsold PSLs is a mid-Wednesday lunch for someone that rich.

  4. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 24, 2010 12:20 PM

    mark my words, Texans will make the playoffs this year

  5. Action Dan says: Mar 24, 2010 12:21 PM

    Zappa – You would have found the answer a lot quicker w/ a google search. But I won’t come down on you, since you’re a FZ fan.
    # 1 Baltimore Ravens (2001)
    # 2 Dallas Cowboys (2002)
    # 3 Jacksonville Jaguars (2004)
    # 4 Kansas City Chiefs (2007)
    # 5 Dallas Cowboys (2008)
    # 6 Cincinnati Bengals (2009)

  6. Greenantz says: Mar 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    1 Baltimore Ravens (2001)
    2 Dallas Cowboys (2002)
    3 Jacksonville Jaguars (2004)
    4 Kansas City Chiefs (2007)
    5 Dallas Cowboys (2008)
    6 Cincinnati Bengals (2009)

  7. Gautam says: Mar 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    1. zappa says: March 24, 2010 12:12 PM
    What teams have already been on hard knocks.
    Cincy 2009.
    ——————-
    here you go you lazy bum lol -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Knocks_%28TV_series%29

  8. Henchman #24 says: Mar 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    Dallas and Baltimore, too, Zappa

  9. GreenAsGrass says: Mar 24, 2010 12:23 PM

    Go somewhere else Hard Knocks. The Jets training camp held in Nowheresville NY last year went perfectly. They don’t need camera’s and another podium for Rex’s mouth to serve as a distraction.

  10. hendo says: Mar 24, 2010 12:24 PM

    dallas 08

  11. Jeff says: Mar 24, 2010 12:24 PM

    If Sean Payton made this comment, would he be “crying about it?”

  12. AdropOFvenom says: Mar 24, 2010 12:25 PM

    That’s because it HAS been decided. Jets have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow to announce it.
    # Daily News learns that Jets will announce they’re on “Hard Knocks” this summer, sources say. 18 minutes ago via txt
    # Early rumblings: Jets could be announcing they’ll be the subject of popular HBO series “Hard Knocks” in training camp. 22 minutes ago via txt
    # Sources: Major announcement not related to players, coaches, roster. Sounds business-related. 32 minutes ago via txt
    http://twitter.com/TheJetsStream

  13. ace2die says: Mar 24, 2010 12:25 PM

    Baltmore 2001
    Dallas 2007

  14. ace2die says: Mar 24, 2010 12:25 PM

    Kansas City 2005

  15. BIG BLUE in tx says: Mar 24, 2010 12:27 PM

    Don’t forget the cowbells in 2008 after the Giants turned the offer down.

  16. EG says: Mar 24, 2010 12:33 PM

    they should do a Hard Knocks spoof during these labour disputes… have a camera following Goodell and another following DeMaurice Smith lol

  17. Kaz says: Mar 24, 2010 12:35 PM

    Credit Cinci. Houston turned Hard Knocks down last year. What comes around……

  18. Darth Vader says: Mar 24, 2010 12:37 PM

    Dallas 2007
    Baltimore 2001
    um no idea beyond that

  19. zappa says: Mar 24, 2010 1:08 PM

    ActionDan, Greenantz, Gautam, Henchman, and the rest of you, Thanks! While you would think a major company like the one I work for would allow me to search whatever I wanted with any search engine I would like, they don’t. Every day they remove another search engine and block certain websites (facebook). The haven’t blocked PFT yet, nust be because we are located outside of Buffalo and the Bills fans don’t bother reading NFL news.
    Not a lazy bum, or an idiot, just living as a Vikes fan in the Buffalo area. I knew that was awful before I wrote it, looks even worse in print.
    Thanks for the info!

  20. hizzle1281 says: Mar 24, 2010 1:36 PM

    WarrenMoonGOAT-
    arent you a Titans fan?
    why would you say that?

  21. Thingamajig says: Mar 24, 2010 1:52 PM

    The Jets consolation prize for loosing the coin flip.

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