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April 23, 2012
ATLANTA FALCONS Reportedly Turn Down ‘Hard Knocks’:

The Atlanta Falcons have decided not to appear on the HBO show, “Hard Knocks,” ESPN reported while citing a league source.

The report said the Falcons had extensive discussions at all levels of the franchise about appearing on the show but declined because they want their sole focus to be on the field.

“Hard Knocks,” which requires excellent access from its featured choice, chronicles an NFL team’s journey through training camp and preseason.

HBO could now look at the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars, who previously were under consideration and had shown interest. The Jets were extremely popular as the “Hard Knocks” team in 2010.

Via Aol SportingNews

So, my diehard ‘followers’ know that I’m a sports chick & that I’ll lose my voice over a great game of football! I’ve watched ‘Hard Knocks’ since it first aired & although I particularly enjoy the behind the scenes look, I can see why the Falcons would decline participation. It could take away from the focus of practice & some players may be enticed by the ‘reality star’ aspect of it; at least the rookies! I’m not sure who I’d rather watch the Jets or the Jaguars; I guess we’ll have to wait and see! xo @RozOonTheGo

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