There have been posts in the past questioning the possibility of the Bills taking part in HBO's Hard Knocks. I think we can all agree that while we as fans would love to see the inner workings of our favorite team, the Bills have been one of the least glitzy teams in the NFL thereby making them a long shot for the program. However, today at the fall owner's meeting, the owners passed a new rule regarding team selection for the program. The NFL can now "compel" one team per year to participate in the program. According to the NFL, they will still ask for volunteers for the show. If a team is not forthcoming, a team will be appointed. All organizations are eligible with the exception of those that have a first year head coach; teams that have made the playoffs in at least one of the last two seasons; and teams that have participated in the previous 10 seasons of the show.
We all know how great this show is and so does the NFL. It seems as though the NFL is worried that teams do not want to participate and that they also want to avoid future repeats such as the Bengals. What I found most interesting, was that Rappaport, in an interview on the NFL Network, stated that many believe that the Giants and the Steelers will have a great shot at the show since they fall under the new rule and are big market teams. However, Rappaport stated that the NFL would rather have some small market teams on thevshow such as the Bills in order to expand on their league notoriety.
So Bills fans, I ask you, would you like to see your Buffalo Bills on Hard Knocks? I know I would. GO BILLS!