Finding the right team to participate in Hard Knocks on HBO is great. But make no mistake: Finding any team willing to invite NFL Films to training camp can be a challenge.
In an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, owner Zygi Wilf confirmed the Vikings have been one of the teams approached to do the show. They turned HBO down.
“We have other issues – the stadium and football – and we need to focus on those,” Wilf says.
The producers for the show have an issue with both the lockout and lack of interest from teams thus far. At some point, the network will probably have a “drop dead” date that the lockout would need to be resolved before show goes away for a year.