As Jared Odrick said it best “It's a hard knock life for us, it’s a hard knock life for us...” The Dolphins and HBO have agreed to join forced for HBO’s Hard Knocks this year. Starting August 7th, the Dolphins will feature for a national audience.
With all the talk in South Florida surrounding the Heat, Joe Philbin shocked Dolphins fans by claiming a bit of national buzz back for the Dolphins. Philbin announced that the decision for Hard Knocks was a football decision and was his own decision and not star hungry owner Stephen Ross. While some still question if that is a PR cover up, the first time head coach seems pretty excited about the opportunity that will come with Hard Knocks.
The show will give an opportunity for players like Jared Odrick, Vontae Davis and Sean Smith to become stars, while still focusing on superstar Reggie Bush. Bush will battle his ex Kimmy K in the reality TV rating this off season.
Most out there don’t really recognize the Dolphins as the most entertaining option around for Hard Knocks but most fans seem excited about the exposure the show will come with.
The show will also highlight Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill while surely making mention of his gorgeous wife Laure at every possible moment. The Dolphins QB battle will most likely be a focal point of the show along with watching player who are on the roster bubble give everything they can to make the roster.
The move for the Dolphins to go on Hard Knocks can go either way, it could be a brilliant way to become even more transparent with the fan base and get solid exposure to a national audience improving the team’s image OR it could be another Dolphins PR disaster. Either way I’m pumped!
Something to note, from NFLN research guru
@MattPomPom: Average record of teams on HBO's Hard Knocks is 49-47. Playoff record: 3-3