HBO Not Sold on Jags

Posted May 28, 2012

The Jaguars have volunteered their services for HBO's "Hard Knocks," but it appears as if the television execs are looking for a more high profile franchise.

Despite having a difficult time finding a team to profile for its popular summer reality series "Hard Knocks," HBO is expected to pick an NFL club on June 1, the New York Post reported.

The program closely follows an NFL team during training camp and preseason in a documentary format. The program started in 2001 but did not film last year due to the lockout.

Several teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, have declined to be featured, according to USA Today.

A source told the Post that with NFL Films President Steve Sabol battling brain cancer, it has been difficult to convince teams to allow such close access.

"Without him going out to the teams twisting arms, it's been hard," the source said. "Nobody would say 'no' to Sabol."

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has said he would be interested, but HBO would likely be more interested in a bigger market team.

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