Tuesday, August 05, 2008
As if the Dallas Cowboys didn't have enough to worry about, now HBO Sports is trying to convince Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to let HBO hang around for an entire season. Via the SA Express News....
HBO Sport president Ross Greenburg said he hasn’t ruled out the Cowboys being on “Hard Knocks” next summer when they return to San Antonio for camp.Obviously it wouldn't be until next season, and I certainly wouldn't disapprove of the idea, but talk about a huge distraction. If the Cowboys exit in the Playoffs again this year they'd be idiots to even consider this. I'm certainly not rooting for the team (lord knows), but you have to limit the distractions as best you can. I also read that Jerry Jones thinks that HBO's coverage of the team would actually help them train. Ummm suuuuuure. We shall see, overlord.
Greenburg said he also recently talked with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about doing a series during the season.
“You never know,” Greenburg said Monday when asked if the Cowboys could be featured on “Hard Knocks” in back-to-back years. “I’d never rule it out because Jerry thinks so progressively, so dynamically, and this is a team that is on the cusp of doing something great this year. If they were to win the Super Bowl, it wouldn’t be bad to do the Super Bowl champions (on ‘Hard Knocks’).
“The other thing is (Jones) opened the door in a conference call last Friday to doing (a series on) the Cowboys during the regular season. Can you imagine? That’s a dream we’ve always had, so maybe someday that will happen as well.”
In the end, a whole season of Hard Knocks would be like NFL Films on steroids though. How awesome would that be? Especially if the team is full of plotlines like the Cowboys.
Notebook: HBO could extend Cowboys coverage (San Antonio Express-News)