Bears GM Phil Emery is not one to push for spotlight time, and coach Lovie Smith has said in the past that he has no interest in inviting TV cameras and reporters deep inside the Bears whether for HBOs Hard Knocks program or any other pretext.
But Emery is not ruling out having the Bears be the Hard Knocks stars in the tradition of the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys (twice surprise), Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Jets.
The show did not happen last training camp because of the labor uncertainty and HBO is still looking for a 2012 team. As far as the Bears being that team:
To me its all about football, Emery said. Personally, no, but if that was in the best interest of the club Im sure we would all consider it.