I am very happy that the NFL is back from its extended lockout, but one of the casualties of the lockout is HBOâ€™s Hard Knocks program according to Sports Illustrated Peter King.
No â€œHard Knocksâ€ this year. I repeat: No â€œHard Knocks.â€
The show gives all fans a behind the scenes looks at the lives of an NFL team during training camp. Â The show appealed to hard core fans like myself, but even to casual fans like my wife who tuned in to watch the personalities.
Over the years Hard Knocks gave us Shannon Sharpe, Jerry Jones and most recently Rex Ryan. Â I hope the show comes back in 2012.