HBO Hard Knocks: Roger Goodell Wants an NFL Team Rotation on Show

Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

HBO Hard Knocks will feature the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013, which marks the second time the team has been on the show. It’s no secret many teams such as the New England Patriots decline to be on the show, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants to reportedly create a formal rotation of teams on the show.

The report of Goodell wanting to influence the hit series comes from Dan Hanzus of

“We’re talking about some kind of formal rotation where teams participate in the show on a more regular basis,” Goodell told the Bengals’ team site last week. “Not necessarily more frequently, but on a regular basis so that it is a shared obligation and it would give more teams an opportunity to have this.”

This is nothing but a win for NFL fans everywhere. The more variety on the show the better, but it’s hard to tell whether Goodell is hinting at forcing participation. Many teams stay away from the show for the sake of privacy.



How a rotation, if actually created, will be decided is an interesting debate. It’s also interesting as to whether or not fans agree with Goodell’s idea.

What side of the fence do you fall on with this bit of news? Are you happy Goodell will supposedly make each team appear? Or do you think it’s another potentially wrong move by Goodell?

Sound off in the comments section below.


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Topics: HBO Hard Knocks, NFL, Roger Goodell

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  • sportsbrgh

    I think Rog should be focusing on more important issues, maybe we could work on the lack of discipline across the NFL. Im sure HBO showing a player shooting someone would get numbers up ;)

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