After being turned down by nearly every team in the National Football League, HBO has finally found their team for Hard Knocks… the Miami Dolphins. The news was announced at a press conference by head coach Joe Philbin and realyed on the team’s official Twitter page.
Coach Philbin opened his press conference by announcing the team will be participating in HBO’s Hard Knocks.”
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 29, 2012
Honestly, it’s a surprise that the news was revealed by the team, and not scooped by the Schefters and Glazers of the world. Considering the tepid reaction to the speculation of the Atlanta Falcons being featured on Hard Knocks, I can’t imagine the 6-10 Dolphins would garner any more excitement. Aside from Reggie Bush, there aren’t too many personalities on the roster that will want to make you set your DVRs. Then again, the series is so good that I’m sure it’ll still be high quality and HBO/NFL Films will be able to give viewers a reason to watch. That, or we’ll see a whole lot of Ryan Tannehill’s wife, Lauren.
Update: This season’s Hard Knocks debuts at 10 ET on August 7th and will air Tuesday nights for five weeks with the season finale September 4th according to HBO.