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Atlanta Falcons Decline to Appear on HBO Hard Knocks

by Robert Littal | Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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I am 99% sure they would have appeared until they started to read Roddy White’s Twitter account.

After that, they decided it might not be the smartest thing to do.

The Atlanta Falcons have declined an opportunity to appear in this year’s edition of the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reports. HBO has approached the Falcons several times over the last few seasons and general manager Thomas Dimitroff has had an open mind about appearing on the program. According to Yasinskas, the primary reason the Falcons declined the invitation to have their 2012 training camp featured on the popular program was a preference to have the focus be on their on-field product. The New York Jets, who were featured in the most recent edition (2010), are on the record as having interest in making a return appearance and the Jacksonville Jaguars are also interested in showcasing their club this summer. “We did express interest, and at this point we don’t know what HBO’s plans are,” Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards told Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union earlier this month.

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