Monday, August 04, 2008
So Hard Knocks' fifth season gets underway this Wednesday with the Dallas Cowboys the centerpiece of the training camp documentary. I presumed when the selection was announced that HBO wanted as much drama as possible, but they're saying that the ultimate goal isn't to turn the show into something that would air on E! Entertainment....
The inside-football training camp show seems to have called an audible, going Hollywood with the characters from "America's Team." But Ross Greenburg is trying hard to sack that notion.I call shenanigans but I guess only time will tell. I personally don't think you can have it both ways because hardcore fans will hate the soap opera aspect and the fans looking for drama will hate all the Football.
"I'm telling you, we are going to attack this 'Hard Knocks' the same way we have attacked all of the other 'Hard Knocks,' " the HBO Sports president says.
"We're not going to make this an E! half-hour entertainment show on Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson."
"Ninety-five percent of our efforts will be focused on what happens on the field and in the locker room," Sabol says.
And Greenburg maintains that's the right call for this five-week run. "All I can say is, 'Trust us.' "
In other news, it's good to see that Jessica Simpson isn't still a distraction. From The Sun via SbB....
The Dukes Of Hazzard actress uses a webcam to transmit red-hot routines to Dallas Cowboys’ TONY ROMO — to keep alive their romance while they are apart.I guess it'll be interesting one way or another!
A pal said: “Jess has no problem showing Tony her favourite ‘PUSSYCAT DOLLS’ routine. She will dance in front of her camera until she makes her man happy.”
“Jess does get paranoid, making sure Tony doesn’t have any of his Cowboys buddies peeking in on the show.”
Tackling Dummies (NY Post)
Jessica Simpson Wiggles On Webcam For Romo (Sports by Brooks)
Jessica's sexy web strips (The Sun)