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Giants to be featured on HBO Hard Knocks

mac attack : 5/15/2024 10:22 am
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Wow.
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The Wink saga could be great TV!  
Andy in Halifax : 5/15/2024 12:20 pm : link
But I can't imagine don't get a very edited version of that. Looking forward to as much content as we can get.

Also... Greg complaining about a brand new show being tired and played out is hilarious (and on brand).
Nice  
Go Terps : 5/15/2024 12:22 pm : link
That will take us all the way through to September when the offseason starts.
I would be stunned  
DaveInTampa : 5/15/2024 12:28 pm : link
If anything is shown related to attempts to trade up for Maye. That would put DJ in a humiliating situation and force him to respond to endless questions about it ("Daniel, how did you feel when you saw how badly Joe wanted to trade up to draft your replacement?")
RE: RE: I don't  
TrueBlue56 : 5/15/2024 12:29 pm : link
In comment 16515786 Mike in NY said:
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In comment 16515667 Eric from BBI said:


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get the bitching here... this is basically an extended version of "Giants Life".



I hate it. People will be more interested in hamming it for the cameras. Other teams will get additional access to the new schemes or we will have to make adjustments to practice.


It's the off season. Not training camp. The giants haven't even begun to implement new schemes. Some people are really dense or just lack simple reading comprehension.
A whole lot...  
Chris in Philly : 5/15/2024 12:30 pm : link
of overreaction here. Shocker. If you don't like it, or you think it's stupid, I have good news. You don't have to watch it.
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Sean : 5/15/2024 12:33 pm : link
In comment 16515787 bw in dc said:
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In comment 16515648 christian said:


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We'll get to see how not in charge of the draft Schoen is!



Have to believe Mara is going to have serious editorial control over this.

He'll be on his best behavior. Maybe a comment about how they've done everything to screw this kid up. An updated version.
Yeah this will be fun to watch  
Stu11 : 5/15/2024 12:33 pm : link
I love the inside stuff and getting to see the personal interactions. I know they know the cameras are running so the interactions aren't 100% genuine, but it still is nice to see the human side of all of this. The NHL network had this for the Devils training camp about 5 years ago and it was a fun watch. I'm in and out on the training camp Hard Knocks. usually watch 2 or 3 epis a year but thats because I don't have a genuine interest for the teams involved in it. This I will watch every episode.
Will not watch it.  
chitt17 : 5/15/2024 12:36 pm : link
Dumb show.
Can't believe any team would allow it.
I thought Mara would stand up to the league and tell them to kiss off.
what we already know is now official,  
Victor in CT : 5/15/2024 12:40 pm : link
the Giants are a joke, a bottom tier franchise.
RE: RE: I don't  
cosmicj : 5/15/2024 12:42 pm : link
In comment 16515781 RDJR said:
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In comment 16515667 Eric from BBI said:


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get the bitching here... this is basically an extended version of "Giants Life".



Me either. Why don’t fans like to see their team when they can. It makes no sense to object to this being available.


This has been one of the most interesting off seasons for the Giants. I don’t see why people wouldn’t be very curious what is shown.
RE: Nice  
cosmicj : 5/15/2024 12:42 pm : link
In comment 16515796 Go Terps said:
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That will take us all the way through to September when the offseason starts.


Lol
RE: Ya'll are  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/15/2024 12:42 pm : link
In comment 16515763 crackerjack465 said:
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real fun at parties.

I bet this was also a nice compromise to being on the training camp/pre-season hard knocks. We were eligible this year and were probably going to be chosen.

Maybe the Giants didn't want the exposure and this was the compromise.


I'm pretty sure this is exactly what happened.
RE: what we already know is now official,  
Chris in Philly : 5/15/2024 12:44 pm : link
In comment 16515823 Victor in CT said:
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the Giants are a joke, a bottom tier franchise.


The following teams have been featured on Hard Knocks:

Baltimore Ravens (2001)
Dallas Cowboys (2002, 2008, 2021)
Kansas City Chiefs (2007)
Cincinnati Bengals (2009, 2013)
New York Jets (2010, 2023)
Miami Dolphins (2012, 2023 In Season)
Atlanta Falcons (2014)
Houston Texans (2015)
Los Angeles Rams (2016, 2020)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017)
Cleveland Browns (2018)
Oakland Raiders (2019)
Los Angeles Chargers (2020)
Indianapolis Colts (2021 In Season)
Detroit Lions (2022)
Arizona Cardinals (2022 In Season)
New York Jets (2023)
Miami Dolphins (2023 In Season)

Are all of these teams officially bottom tier because of those appearances? What a bunch of drama queens.
Did you all...  
Chris in Philly : 5/15/2024 12:45 pm : link
refuse to read "No Medals for Trying" too?
Never wanted this  
Thegratefulhead : 5/15/2024 12:46 pm : link
Nothing good can come of it

I am definitely going to watch it.
Glad I don't have  
section125 : 5/15/2024 12:55 pm : link
HBO...
I'm in. Going to be really cool.  
D HOS : 5/15/2024 1:00 pm : link
I got max cheap with ads on a cyber monday sale. One could sign up for a trial or a single month, $10, to watch it.
the whining on this thread is hilarious..  
IchabodGiant : 5/15/2024 1:01 pm : link
I don't want more access to my favorite team!!!
 
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/15/2024 1:10 pm : link
Will be interesting, if nothing else.
I admitted  
Thegratefulhead : 5/15/2024 1:15 pm : link
I never wanted it.

Also

Admit

I am excited, can’t fucking wait.

Wierd
The Giants season ending or the NFL season ending?  
George from PA : 5/15/2024 1:17 pm : link
I would love to see the Giants reaction to others playing in the playoffs.
I'm excited. The offseason has been the most interesting  
LW_Giants : 5/15/2024 1:19 pm : link
time to be a Giant fan for the better part of the last decade. Who wouldn't want an up close and personal look at the dumpster fire?
I don't see the harm  
Go Terps : 5/15/2024 1:20 pm : link
It's not like the Giants are a finely tuned machine anyway; I don't think clips of DeVito and his mom pouring Rao's all over some chicken cutlets is going to take the offense down from 19 PPG to 18.5 PPG.

One thing that I never did like about this show in general was them showing players being cut. That's a tough moment in someone's life and no one signed up for being fired on TV. I always thought that was in bad taste.
Is it..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/15/2024 1:36 pm : link
really that hard to figure out that this isn't the regular "Hard Knocks"? It's only the offseason version - it is the first time it has been done like this, and it is replacing the "Giants Life" material. Just like when they featured the Giants during the draft when Reese was here.

They've been willing to do spots like this, especially if it keeps them from the regular "hard Knocks", which the team has strongly opposed
RE: Is it..  
Go Terps : 5/15/2024 1:45 pm : link
In comment 16515892 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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really that hard to figure out that this isn't the regular "Hard Knocks"? It's only the offseason version - it is the first time it has been done like this, and it is replacing the "Giants Life" material. Just like when they featured the Giants during the draft when Reese was here.

They've been willing to do spots like this, especially if it keeps them from the regular "hard Knocks", which the team has strongly opposed


I'm guessing most of us don't care enough to know the difference.
RE: RE: Is it..  
Chris in Philly : 5/15/2024 1:56 pm : link
In comment 16515904 Go Terps said:
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In comment 16515892 FatMan in Charlotte said:


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really that hard to figure out that this isn't the regular "Hard Knocks"? It's only the offseason version - it is the first time it has been done like this, and it is replacing the "Giants Life" material. Just like when they featured the Giants during the draft when Reese was here.

They've been willing to do spots like this, especially if it keeps them from the regular "hard Knocks", which the team has strongly opposed



I'm guessing most of us don't care enough to know the difference.


The alleged level of care does not match the hysterical reactions to this otherwise mundane news...
RE: Did you all...  
Greg from LI : 5/15/2024 2:01 pm : link
In comment 16515835 Chris in Philly said:
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refuse to read "No Medals for Trying" too?


Was No Medals For Trying a silly, sensationalized, wanna-be soap opera? No.
RE: RE: Is it..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/15/2024 2:12 pm : link
In comment 16515904 Go Terps said:
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In comment 16515892 FatMan in Charlotte said:


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really that hard to figure out that this isn't the regular "Hard Knocks"? It's only the offseason version - it is the first time it has been done like this, and it is replacing the "Giants Life" material. Just like when they featured the Giants during the draft when Reese was here.

They've been willing to do spots like this, especially if it keeps them from the regular "hard Knocks", which the team has strongly opposed



I'm guessing most of us don't care enough to know the difference.


For someone who doesn't care you sure spend a shitload of time vocalizing that indifference....
RE: RE: Did you all...  
DieHard : 5/15/2024 2:16 pm : link
In comment 16515919 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 16515835 Chris in Philly said:


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refuse to read "No Medals for Trying" too?



Was No Medals For Trying a silly, sensationalized, wanna-be soap opera? No.


"Sanitized" would be a better description of Hard Knocks than "sensationalized." When Antonio Brown was melting down at Raiders camp, the only mention he got in Hard Knocks was shots of him working out in a pool.

Hard Knocks will focus on safe, prearranged storylines that usually have zero connection with how good or bad the team actually is. As it always has. Best digested as light fluff with some fun moments.
RE: RE: RE: Is it..  
Go Terps : 5/15/2024 2:21 pm : link
In comment 16515928 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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In comment 16515904 Go Terps said:


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In comment 16515892 FatMan in Charlotte said:


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really that hard to figure out that this isn't the regular "Hard Knocks"? It's only the offseason version - it is the first time it has been done like this, and it is replacing the "Giants Life" material. Just like when they featured the Giants during the draft when Reese was here.

They've been willing to do spots like this, especially if it keeps them from the regular "hard Knocks", which the team has strongly opposed



I'm guessing most of us don't care enough to know the difference.



For someone who doesn't care you sure spend a shitload of time vocalizing that indifference....


Before this post I've posted on this thread three times; one of those posts was simply to make a joke about how bad the Giants are. That's a shitload of time?

Good to have you back.
I see some negative  
Biteymax22 : 5/15/2024 2:22 pm : link
comments here, but this is something we should all be excited about. Fans have questioned the decisions and processes for years, here's your look into them.
Passing on Penix, JJM, and Nix  
widmerseyebrow : 5/15/2024 2:30 pm : link
would be interesting to me if they show any of the thought process behind disqualifying them at #6. Because if any of them become top 10-15 starters, it is going to be revisited A LOT.
I'm not a fan of Hard Knocks, but this version could be interesting  
Matt M. : 5/15/2024 2:35 pm : link
It's more an inside look at the draft, etc. and probably just replaces or supplements Giants programming on this.

Either way, I don't have HBO, so I'm not watching it anyway.
I missed  
darren in pdx : 5/15/2024 2:40 pm : link
the Giants Life videos they did about the draft process the past couple of years. Sounds like this will be a more advanced/extended version of that so it's pretty cool.
Confirmed  
Spider43 : 5/15/2024 2:44 pm : link
Johnny Mara is dead.

The Giants being on "Hard Knocks" in any capacity is a concession given the franchise's reluctance in the past. Co-owner John Mara made that clear to the New York Daily News back in 2010 that he had no interest in opening their doors for the cameras.

"That announcement will come," Mara said at the time, "when I'm next to my father in the Gates of Heaven cemetery."


And don't look now, but Jews and Muslims will be making peace tomorrow. Just kidding. But the Giants appearing on Hard Knocks is real. And Johnny's still alive.



Hard Knocks Debut for GMen - ( New Window )
Hard Knock's on the fans of the Giants....  
Fishmanjim57 : 5/15/2024 2:59 pm : link
Is another season with Daniel Jones. We'll all get to see how hard he is working to rehab from his latest injury, so his supporters will all crow about how hard he works in his recovery. It's a broken record for the fans of this team, and it seems like it's on endless loop.
I love Malik Nabers and the other draft picks, but the fact that they don't have a legit QB to lead their team is rather pointless.
The excitement just isn't there anymore.
RE: Hard Knock's on the fans of the Giants....  
Chris in Philly : 5/15/2024 3:00 pm : link
In comment 16515958 Fishmanjim57 said:
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Is another season with Daniel Jones. We'll all get to see how hard he is working to rehab from his latest injury, so his supporters will all crow about how hard he works in his recovery. It's a broken record for the fans of this team, and it seems like it's on endless loop.
I love Malik Nabers and the other draft picks, but the fact that they don't have a legit QB to lead their team is rather pointless.
The excitement just isn't there anymore.


We’ll miss you.
I'll watch it  
Paulie Walnuts : 5/15/2024 3:01 pm : link
Why not?
RE: Good  
mitch300 : 5/15/2024 3:25 pm : link
In comment 16515587 Darwinian said:
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They're decision-making ought to be under a microscope.

Exactly.I want to see what goes on.
I'm in the minority here  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 5/15/2024 4:14 pm : link

but I wish the Giants were on Hard Knock every year. Give me more Giants, everything. I'm surprised by posters that post on a Giants message board, literally everyday wouldn't want to actually watch a behind the scenes documentary of the offseason.
Looking forward to it!  
Jints in Carolina : 5/15/2024 4:15 pm : link
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RE: I'm in the minority here  
Straw Hat : 5/15/2024 4:28 pm : link
In comment 16516048 Tim in Eternal Blue said:
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but I wish the Giants were on Hard Knock every year. Give me more Giants, everything. I'm surprised by posters that post on a Giants message board, literally everyday wouldn't want to actually watch a behind the scenes documentary of the offseason.


+1
100th season coverage  
SteelGiant : 5/15/2024 4:38 pm : link
I bet They are going to fill a lot of time with how the Giants Org is preparing the celebration season. Also the organization is preparing to go to Germany, they did a draft pick from there, so that is more time. They will not have to pull the curtain back too far.

It's only 5 episodes and coverage only covers them to July.

This is good for everyone involved. Mara was probably ok with this one and can get out of doing a training camp or in season one.
For fans of "in season" Hard Knocks  
JimInKgnNY : 5/15/2024 4:51 pm : link
(like me), they're going to feature an entire 4 team division, as opposed to just one team. They haven't announced which division yet though.
More like Soft Knocks  
David B. : 5/15/2024 6:33 pm : link
Nothing like following a team while nothing is going on.
I've watched the last few  
MattinKY : 5/15/2024 6:39 pm : link
The Colts was pretty well put together and I enjoyed it. Terrible to see a great beginning die like that, I swear you could feel the life sucked out of that team.

The Bengals show was also very well done and the loss of Dalton was a slow death for them.

The Dolphins run was exceptionally well done but, it started to feel like Mike McDaniel was reaching for TV worthy peep talks. Also a soul suck to the roster when they started to lose.

The Jets were unwatchable from go to me.

I look forward to seeing this, but I'm sure my bias may leave me scratching my head on some things or lack there of.

RE: More like Soft Knocks  
TommyWiseau : 5/15/2024 6:43 pm : link
In comment 16516139 David B. said:
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Nothing like following a team while nothing is going on.


100% What the hell is the point to this?
Mgorga  
DJ5150 : 5/15/2024 6:52 pm : link
Would have loved this……RIPBrother…I’ll be watching
RE: Mgorga  
ChrisRick : 5/15/2024 7:01 pm : link
In comment 16516160 DJ5150 said:
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Would have loved this……RIPBrother…I’ll be watching


Dang, I had no idea that MGorga had passed away. RIP
Sounds cool  
UberAlias : 5/16/2024 2:50 am : link
I’ve never really watched Hard Knocks outside of some clips here and there so I’m not completely sure what to expect. But of course I plan to tune in
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