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8/04/2008 03:34:00 PM
Five storylines we'd like to see on 'Hard Knocks'
This is how you'll see Tony Romo on 'Hard Knocks' this season -- playing football and without Jessica Simpson.
By Lang Whitaker, SI.com
Hot Clicks touched on this earlier, but an article in today's New York Post reports that this season's Hard Knocks will go inside training camp with the Dallas Cowboys yet won't really go into any detail on the Romo/Simpson relationship, which is about the only thing I'm interested in when it comes to the Cowboys. You can have America's team -- here are my top five storylines I'd rather see covered on Hard Knocks this season...
1. Hard Knocks: The Aaron Rogers Story -- Seriously, has any other NFL player been publicly dealt as many hard knocks over the last few weeks?
2. Hard Knocks: Mike Vick -- Maybe they could tie this in with one of the specials about prison life that MSNBC seems to run all weekend, every weekend.
3. Hard Knocks: Chicago QBs -- Inside every positional meeting with the Chicago Bears quarterbacks, a.k.a. The Gang Who Can't Throw Straight. Breaking down film with them must be like watching America's Funniest Home Videos.
4. Hard Knocks: Belichick -- Go behind the scenes with one of the NFL's best coaches, who may or may not cheat to win games and also may or not have a much more compelling private life than any of us would ever have imagined.
5. Hard Knocks: Plaxico's Workout -- I'm not sure of the particulars, but I do know that Giants WR Plaxico Burress hasn't actually practiced with the Giants in something like three years, yet he plays (and plays well) in all the games. How exactly does this work? And how does Plax pass the time during practices?
What storyline would you like to see covered on Hard Knocks? Let us know below…
Lang Whitaker is the executive editor of SLAM magazine and writes daily at SLAMonline.com
I'd like to see Hard Knocks cast aging drama queen Brett Favre as aging movie queen Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.
Blubbering, blabbering Brett could walk up to the TV camera and say, "And I promise you I'll never desert you again. We'll win another Super Bowl and another Super Bowl. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just me, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in TV land!... All right, Mr. McCarthy, I'm ready for my close-up."
I'd like to see the scene during Brett Favre's meeting with his coach when he bursts into tears, runs out of the room, slams the door, and starts bellowing about how everybody hates him and it's just not fair and they'll all be sorry some day.