Can you imagine what would happen if HBO had a camera follow Martellus Bennett around during training camp?
The dream might become a reality according to a report from Deadspin. The popular HBO show “Hard Knocks” is searching for a new team to feature for the 2014 season, and the Bears make the short list. Late last year, the NFL passed a rule that allows the league to force a team to let HBO film their training camp sessions. But there were certain requirements that would allow teams to be exempt: recently hiring a head coach, made the playoffs in one of the two previous season or has been on the show within the past decade. The Bears qualify for none of those restrictions, grouping them with the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers on the list of potential teams.
Maybe Kristen Cavallari could give her husband, Jay Cutler, and the rest of the team some notes on what it’s like to have TV cameras following you around all the time.
Check out some of the player’s reaction to the possibility of appearing on Hard Knocks.
“@MartysaurusRex: I hope we aren't on hardknocks next. That would suck.” Oh boy.... That would be good tv LOL— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) January 20, 2014