The Buccaneers and other teams who were finalists to land the show this late summer can breathe a sigh of relief. The Houston Texans have officially been named the Hard Knocks team on HBO this season.
The country is about to get a first-hand look at possibly the best defensive player in the NFL, J.J. Watt; and his hardened head coach Bill O’Brien who is rumored privately to loathe that the Texans were tabbed the team who will welcome HBO film crews to their training camp this July.
To be honest, Hard Knocks is a pretty cool primer before the season starts, but it’s not a huge deal. It’s an hour a week which has some commercials to my recollection and very little substance to it. Sure, it’s nice reality television in an NFL setting, but if Direct TV doesn’t have a promotion going on for a free month or so of HBO, I might just skip it altogether.