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After Yet Another Rejection, HBO Finally Has a Nibble From an NFL Team Interested in ‘Hard Knocks’

May 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After being turned down by both the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, HBO got yet another rejection from an NFL team that doesn’t want to be involved in the pro football reality series “Hard Knocks.” The latest to spurn the pay-cable net was the Detroit Lions.

But HBO finally got some good news, as the Atlanta Falcons indicated they’re interested in participating in the show, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff was asked about "Hard Knocks" in light of the fact that the team turned down an HBO offer to be on the show two years ago. Dimitroff told Alex Marvez on SiriusXMNFL radio that the Falcons might be ready for "Hard Knocks" now.

“I truly believe that an organization has to be in the right spot to jump into something like ‘Hard Knocks,’ Dimitroff said. “This is a league of entertainment. … ‘Hard Knocks’ is a good show for the fan base.”

No word as yet from HBO about whether it’s interested in having Atlanta fill the bill.

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