The sports books in Las Vegas put odds on everything sports related. And I mean everything.
Take a look at the odds:
Hard Knocks 2019 - Team Featured
Oakland Raiders 5/2
New York Giants 3/1
Detroit Lions 7/2
In case you didn’t know, there is actually a criteria for who can, and cannot, be placed on the HBO series, and those teams who cannot participate have to possess one of the following:
1) They have a first-year head coach in place
2) They have a playoff berth in the past two seasons
3) They have appeared on Hard Knocks in the past 10 years
When you look at this criteria, clearly the Pittsburgh Steelers are not eligible to be on the show in 2019, but if they don’t make the postseason this year they would be a team who could host the behind the scenes show in 2020.
At this point, I want to know whether the fans of the black-and-gold would actually like to see the Steelers on the popular show, or if they would dread the attention and potential drama?
The Steelers are such a close knit organization, getting behind some of those closed doors would certainly be fun to watch, but at the same time you do have to wonder if there are ramifications of having cameras in players’ faces all day every day.
So, what do you think? Obviously we all hope the Steelers make the playoffs this year and make this a moot point, but if the criteria were to change, or the Steelers became eligible, would you want to see them on Hard Knocks? Vote in the poll below, and be sure to explain yourself in the comment section below!
Would you ever want the Steelers to host HBO Hard Knocks?
This poll is closed
YES! Would love to see the team up close and personal!
NO. The last thing this team needs is another distraction.