It won’t be long until we find out which team will be the subject matter this year of the HBO documentary “Hard Knocks”, but it appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are now another step closer to being selected.
According to Tomm Looney of Fox Sports Radio on Twitter, HBO and the NFL have now narrowed down the list of teams to three. Those three teams are the Steelers, New York Giants and Chicago Bears.
HBO and the NFL have narrowed down the HARD KNOCKS teams to a list of three: Bears, Giants, Steelers.
— LooneyaboutSports (@LooneyonFox) April 29, 2014
Back in March, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let it be known that he’s not a fan of his team being the subject matter of the training camp reality show in an interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV.
“On a personal level, I’m not in favor of it,” said Tomlin. “That’s just me. I think that time of year in terms of team development, there are a lot of complex things going on as it is. There’s many layers to it and to add to it, is not conducive to what we go there to do, from my perspective.”
Tomlin didn’t stop there.
“It is a joke and just because it happens to be popular, doesn’t mean I have to participate,” he said.
The Steelers are eligible this year to be the subject matter because they don’t have a new head coach and because they failed to make the playoffs for two straight seasons.