The first episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals” debuted on Tuesday, and one thing stood out immediately: James Harrison is not a fan of the show. Rather, Harrison is not a fan of having a camera follow him around to record everything he does while he’s busy working.
See, Harrison played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a traditional organization that would never have the type of nonsense and distraction that comes with turning your football team into a reality TV show. It’s obvious he still holds that mentality, because nobody treated the “Hard Knocks” cameramen with more disdain than him.
Each time Harrison was shown on camera — whether it was doing media interviews or participating in team meetings — he turned his back to the camera. He even went out of his way to flip the bird to the camera.
One time, he walked straight up to the camera recording the team in a meeting room and put up his middle finger (seen below):
Another time he was in a meeting room with teammates and had his middle finger against the side of his head, directed at the cameras:
James Harrison is all about business, and he clearly does not have time for this reality show nonsense. Maybe his Steelers influence will be good for the team.Google+