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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

On second thought, the Jets won’t be doing ‘Hard Knocks’ again this year

On Thursday, we shared a report with you from the NY Daily News that claimed the Jets were still among a handful of teams being considered for the 2012 edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Given the fact that the Jets made for great television two years ago and have now added Tim Tebow to the mix, you would be hard pressed to find a better team to feature on the show this season. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen.

According to the NY Daily News — yes, them again — the Jets are not in the running. An HBO spokesman would not comment on whether or not New York has officially been ruled out, but the NY Daily News cited “TV sources” who say it is no longer in the cards. Our question is how did this happen so quickly?

The most recent NY Daily News report says that there was “speculation that considering the multiple story lines the Jets will have going into training camp, Tebow’s arrival among them, they were the front-runner to star.” Does that mean they just assumed Gang Green was a finalist because the cast they have would make for great entertainment?

From the look of it, the NY Daily News played the media. One day they say the Jets are in the running and the very next day they’re out of it, both times without confirmation from anyone from HBO. If they were looking to create a short-lived buzz, they accomplished their goal.

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