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You Can't Come In: Bucs Turn Down Offer To Appear On HBO's "Hard Knocks"
Published May 17, 2011
BAY WINDOW? ESPN.com's Bill Williamson noted the Raiders earlier this year reportedly were "one of seven teams HBO was considering" for this year's version of "Hard Knocks." But fans should not "expect it to happen." The Raiders are an "intensely private team," the only NFL franchise with a "closed training camp." Williamson: "I don’t see the Raiders suddenly changing course and allowing a slew of cameras to take over their camp" (ESPN.com, 5/16). Meanwhile, HBO drew critical praise for last year's edition that featured the Jets, and ESPN's Tony Kornheiser said of the show, "It's very intrusive. Rex Ryan and the Jets should do it every year" ("PTI," ESPN, 5/16).