The NFL May Gently Nudge Teams to Take Part in HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

October 8, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fans of HBO's Hard Knocks are in luck, because you will get to see the show year after year, regardless of whether a team wants to be filmed or not. 
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport (h/t The Big Lead) reports teams will now receive what can only be described as strong encouragement to participate in what has become an annual tradition for the league. 
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling has more in a report for the official website, stating that the call for Hard Knocks assurances came after owners voted during Tuesday's fall meeting. 
As Wessling points out, the league will "compel" one team to participate in the series: 
The league still will ask for volunteers. If one is not forthcoming, a team will be appointed. All organizations will be eligible with the exception of those that have made the playoffs in at least one of the last two seasons and those teams that have participated in the previous 10 seasons. 
And so the real question will be h...

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