The Detroit Lions have been selected as this years team to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” show. The Lions are rarely in the spotlight due to many years of ineptitude, but this is going to be TV gold and HBO absolutely nailed it.
Dan Campbell, head coach of the Detroit Lions, was made for this show. The man is incredibly entertaining and passionate, a true football guy.
The series will run for five episodes weekly, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at training camp and the preseason, is scheduled to run August 9th- September 6th.
The criteria for eligible teams to be selected to be featured on the show: Teams with returning head coaches who have not made the playoffs the previous two seasons and have not been featured on the show in the past 10 seasons. This years eligible teams were the Lions, Panthers, and Jets. I mean come on, the Lions were the only correct choice here.