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There will be no “Hard Knocks” this year


It’s possible that the lockout will only cost us one preseason game.  Unfortunately, it will also kill one of the best shows on televsion for a year.

Peter King of reports there will be no Hard Knocks this year.

The news hardly comes as a surprise considering the timing of the end of the lockout.  NFL Films also seemed to be struggling to get a team to agree to do the show.

Let’s just hope it returns in 2012.

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56 Responses to “There will be no “Hard Knocks” this year”
  1. tgrfan42069 says: Jul 23, 2011 7:45 PM

    so there are more victims of the lock out..the camera crew who filmed the show will lose money.thanks also cost the people of canton an economic boost.

  2. coleman121280 says: Jul 23, 2011 7:46 PM

    buck em.

  3. pnut87 says: Jul 23, 2011 7:47 PM

    I came to this conclusion 2 months ago. Not surprised.

  4. chris1019 says: Jul 23, 2011 7:50 PM

    If only the lockout had been last year, then we wouldn’t have had to hear about the Jets and their fat, loud mouthed, obnoxious coach… You win some you lose some.

  5. goforthanddie says: Jul 23, 2011 7:50 PM

    And yet the world keeps spinning…

  6. fballguy says: Jul 23, 2011 7:51 PM

    That blows…first I’m jipped out of seeing my Rams in the HOF game…and now my annual…”yeah football season is almost here” guilty pleasure is nixed. If Monday’s approval doesn’t come through, they can all go F themselves. I love college football too.

  7. dbick says: Jul 23, 2011 7:51 PM

    This is, by far, the worst news to come out of the nfl lockout. Such a great show.

  8. dewalt2990 says: Jul 23, 2011 7:52 PM

    We know this already, the Lions said no.

  9. derekjetersmansion says: Jul 23, 2011 8:02 PM

    I’m pretty sure Rex Ryan would do it every year. No need to beg for teams.

  10. ebenezergrymm says: Jul 23, 2011 8:03 PM

    Hard Knocks should have had cameras in the bargaining meetings from the start. This would have been over months ago.

  11. gbfanforever says: Jul 23, 2011 8:06 PM

    “so there are more victims of the lock out..the camera crew who filmed the show will lose money.thanks also cost the people of canton an economic boost.”

    Way to conveniently forget that the last CBA was contracted through this year before the owners (not the players Einstein) tore it up and locked the players out. Placing the sole blame on the players in patently absurd. But then again we live in a country full of people who believe and say patently absurd things so why am I surprised?

  12. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 23, 2011 8:08 PM

    That’s OK, nobody would have done it better than the Jets anyway.

  13. coleman121280 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:10 PM

    WORD LIFE…How about the NFL and NFLPA show some sign of gratitude mafia style w/some compensation. I’m sure that lockout crew and the GREAT CITY OF CANTON, would appreciate it immensely.

    Nahhhh….I doubt anyone thought of that while splitting up billions. City of Canton! Ask WHATS UP!!!…

  14. jjrs89 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:13 PM

    The hard knocks already happened but at the expense of the fans

  15. fatfreddystubbs says: Jul 23, 2011 8:18 PM

    If i got over “The wire” and “The Sopranos” not being on HBO anymore, somehow, this to shall pass.

  16. jcg23 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:20 PM

    This is great. All that show does it make the folks in it look like idiots anyway.

  17. drgfri says: Jul 23, 2011 8:22 PM

    Darn, no chance to see blowhard coaches, delinquent fathers, foot freeks, moronic quotes, and cradle-robbing QBs. I guess it was unlikely the Jets would repeat anyhow though, so this is really news….

  18. fatfreddystubbs says: Jul 23, 2011 8:23 PM

    Sorry, *too.

  19. flipadelphia says: Jul 23, 2011 8:25 PM

    I feel like the fans starred in Hard Knocks this year.

    It played out in these comments every day since Feb.

  20. crumpledstiltskin says: Jul 23, 2011 8:29 PM

    Steada treated,we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked

  21. jvw1982 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:35 PM

    Who cares!!!! Just make sure I have my football come Sunday afternoon in September…….

  22. stairwayto7 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:38 PM

    Nice going OWNERS!!!

  23. RexCanCoach says: Jul 23, 2011 8:39 PM

    HBO will queue up the J-E-T-S reruns from last year and we can all laugh our arses off again when Rex says “now lets go eat a goddamn snack”!

  24. imatulsadawg says: Jul 23, 2011 8:41 PM

    Actually, with all the practice changes the players are wanting, “Hard Knocks” has petitioned to have the show’s name changed to “Hardly Knocks”.

  25. contra74 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:47 PM

    Unfortunately, it will also kill one of the best shows on televsion for a year.
    When is your poor spelling going to kill your career!?

  26. packerswambulance says: Jul 23, 2011 8:49 PM

    Excellent! Now if only NFL Network would get some new commercials. Get rid of “The Bus” and “You don’t own me” , I’m so sick of those two I’ve considered quitting watching that channel….

  27. phillyrick22 says: Jul 23, 2011 8:54 PM

    Oh well… I still celebrated last night @ the strip joint! NFL style son! End of the Lockout!

  28. descendency says: Jul 23, 2011 8:57 PM

    I don’t think this was the players fault (though blaming them is cool with me). I think it was just teams not wanting to deal with Hard Knocks.

  29. dangonavyboy says: Jul 23, 2011 8:58 PM

    why should we be surprised players cant even practice more than once in as the season goes on and the years go by tackling will just get worse and worse and there will be no hard knocks…………..ohhh wait you mean the show hard knocks..

  30. tunescribe says: Jul 23, 2011 9:04 PM

    I heard that the New Jersey Green Beans were anxious for an encore appearance, as a fair number of PSLs remain unsold. Guess they’ll just have go be satisfied with a smaller goddamn snack.

  31. grogansheroes says: Jul 23, 2011 9:15 PM

    I hope the lockout continues. I would love nothing better than seeing owners lose money.

  32. realfann says: Jul 23, 2011 9:16 PM

    There’s no reason to think this has anything to do with the lockout.

  33. deadeye says: Jul 23, 2011 9:19 PM

    With the new rules regulating training camps and padded practices they’ll have to change the name from Hard Knocks to Soft Taps.

  34. redruckus81 says: Jul 23, 2011 9:23 PM

    Good now everyone can shut up about having the Lions on it since everyone involved from the front office all the way down to the fans dont want the added distraction

  35. sultan33g says: Jul 23, 2011 9:28 PM


  36. melikefootball says: Jul 23, 2011 9:41 PM

    If the players don’t want to practice what Hard Knocks will there be anyhow.

  37. ddjesus says: Jul 23, 2011 9:57 PM


  38. FinFan68 says: Jul 23, 2011 10:12 PM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 23, 2011 8:47 PM
    Unfortunately, it will also kill one of the best shows on televsion for a year.
    When is your poor spelling going to kill your career!?

    I dowt 3G has proofred a singel pots sense he started This hole bloging job

  39. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jul 23, 2011 10:28 PM

    Padded practices becoming a thing of the past means no more hard knocks. Maybe a new reality teenage girl drama show complete with NFLPA pillow fights.

  40. downtowndanny says: Jul 23, 2011 10:28 PM

    as a cameraman this sucks, but such is life…

  41. goatcheez says: Jul 23, 2011 10:29 PM

    Well at least they won’t distract teams again. NFL is way too hollywood to begin with now. Shoot… our whole country is too hollywood.

  42. orthodoxdj says: Jul 23, 2011 10:39 PM

    Looks like Jay Z was wrong.

  43. macker1283 says: Jul 23, 2011 10:53 PM

    I really feel bad for the 20 percent of the US population who suscribes to HBO

  44. contraryguy says: Jul 23, 2011 10:59 PM

    Breaking news: Hard Knocks will be replaced by a series co-produced with TruTV, called ‘Billable Hours’, starring the lawyers from both sides, featuring gripping footage of donut consumption, fervent texting, and consensus to postpone until later.

  45. mumakata says: Jul 23, 2011 11:05 PM

    It don’t matter to Jesus!

  46. patriotsdefense says: Jul 23, 2011 11:10 PM

    without hard knocks maybe danny woodhead is flipping burgers right now. this is the hardest thing to swallow thus far. They had better get that thing passed on Monday.

  47. gunpowderchronicle says: Jul 24, 2011 12:24 AM

    That’s okay, as long as that little dick Bill Maher is on HBO, I wouldn’t pay to subscribe to that pathetic channel anyway, so I am not missing out.

    And how interesting could that show be with hardly any two-a-days, and pansy-practices with no pads and no hitting?

  48. mdnittlion says: Jul 24, 2011 12:52 AM

    Don’t deny me this great show, how else will I find out about a players 16 kids with 12 different women? DAMN you LOCK OUT DAMN you to HELL!!!

  49. deebo92 says: Jul 24, 2011 2:26 AM

    to sum things up: I just got limp… this sucks.. thanks lockout..lockoot for our Canadian friends

  50. asublimeday says: Jul 24, 2011 2:40 AM

    I wish we had the balls and organization to have a league-wide boycott of week one. No fans in the stands nation-wide for a week I think would let them know that we’re not the chumps they take us for.

  51. jaydub204 says: Jul 24, 2011 7:22 AM

    Good. Stupid concept, stupid show. How can something be considered “reality” when it’s scripted? Hope they pull the plug on it for good, along with every single other “reality” show.

  52. cereal blogger says: Jul 24, 2011 8:03 AM

    Huge bummer

  53. dd393 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:22 AM

    Maybe “Hard Knocks” should follow some fans wandering around lost.

  54. bhester1906 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:40 AM

    They should’ve followed players that got drafted and did stories of how they are getting by with out contracts. Like a story on Marcell Dareus working on a farm for rent.(If that is legal, of course).

  55. lenmad3 says: Jul 24, 2011 9:55 AM

    No great loss!! It was a stupid show and hopefully doesn’t return!!

  56. bwisnasky says: Jul 25, 2011 3:56 PM

    Does this mean Antonio Cromartie can relax as he won’t have to name all 15 of his 3 year olds this year?

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