1. Welcome to San Diego Chargers NFL Football Podcast and Forum!

    Bolt Talk is one of the largest online communities for the San Diego Chargers. We host a regular Chargers podcast during the season. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Create an Account or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Chargers Decline to be on HBO’s Hard Knocks

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDChargers1982, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. SDChargers1982

    SDChargers1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    78
    Ratings:
    +14
    by Steve (Grey Suit) on Jul 30, 2009 7:00 AM PDT 2 comments

    AJ Smith confirmed in an interview yesterday with Darren Smith, that the Chargers where asked on multiple occasions to be featured on the HBO series Hard Knocks. Smith respectfully declined the invitation to both HBO executives as well as NFL Films President Steve Sabol. Smith said that he had no interest in team being part of the show because he felt that not only would it be a tremendous distraction to the players but that he felt the program was incredibly fake and that the whole program was a joke which was more of a movie than a documentary. AJ also mentioned that he felt the show was better suited for people/teams who had had aspirations to be in show business.

    As great as it would be to get an inside peak into the Chargers training camp I could never see AJ agreeing to it and I think that might be a good thing. The last thing a team who is pushing for the Super Bowl needs is a giant distraction like this, we all saw what happened last year when this team got a little over confident in the off season and let in a few outside distractions.
     
  2. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    8,512
    Ratings:
    +867
    Good, Hard Knocks is only for loser teams that won't be in contention for a championship. You know, the Raider, Broncos, Chiefs etc....
     
  3. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,781
    Ratings:
    +349
    Thank Gawd! They are hired to play football, not make a TV show. Hard Knocks seems to be a distraction to any team that goes on there. A curse!
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979
    Thank you AJ!

    Focus on the prize!
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Messages:
    23,310
    Ratings:
    +1,703
    You just gotta love AJ... :abq2:
     
  6. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Ratings:
    +12
    i like the show shoot
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,108
    Ratings:
    +192
    Great show. AJ the hard ***. Man, that guy's attitude wears thin after a while.....
     
  8. Rainman

    Rainman BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Ratings:
    +126
    Pffffft!

    Turning down an opportunity to be on the show was an easy decision... and the right one.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    4,551
    Ratings:
    +1,807
    Amen.

    Focus on football.
     
  10. LaDeezie21

    LaDeezie21 BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    649
    Ratings:
    +82
    Great move on AJ's part.

    I gotta say that even if this era of bolts never wins a superbowl it will not have been because of a lack of effort from the organization. This organization operates on a first class level. God do I remember the days whe we were like the Lions or Bengals...
     
  11. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979

    MMJ! Where you been?!
     
  12. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,981
    Ratings:
    +1,582
    Good! Every team on that show has crappy season. But I do like the show.
     
  13. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,167
    Ratings:
    +886
    AJ's a dick.

    You know you love it. :icon_eek:
     
  14. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,833
    Ratings:
    +152
    Thank you AJ
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Rainman

    Rainman BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Ratings:
    +126
    :icon_shrug: What's with the change of thread title, especlly to something that (1) isn't accurate, and (2) doesn't make sense?!? :icon_shrug:
     
  16. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    17,104
    Ratings:
    +3,555
    I wouldn't take it as a compliment that HBO wants the Chargers.

    That would put us in the same basket as the Cowboys and Bengals, two of the most dysfuctionaly teams in the NFL. I hope the Raiders do it next.
     
  17. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Ratings:
    +408
    AJ squashed it in a typical AJ manner. Complimented Steve Sabol's work but said he doesn't think it's conducive to any team's push for a successful season, i.e bullshite.

    AJ is a dick, but he's one that I can live with, especially in this case. :tup:
     
  18. SanDiegoRon

    SanDiegoRon BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,994
    Ratings:
    +321
    ... are they not going to be on TV enough this year...:icon_shrug:

    :thumbup:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Ratings:
    +12
    Hah! That Post-Season loss to NE in 06 really tore my insides up in regards to my interest in the Chargers.

    I don't post much anywhere anymore but I still lurk. :flag:



    Now let's see if you guys could get me access to Chargers Park this off season :)
     
  20. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    53,043
    Ratings:
    +4,979
    I have been asking about a tour of the facilities in the off season... Typically that place is Fort Knox, but with better security. :lol:
     
  21. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,417
    Ratings:
    +942
  22. BOLT POWER

    BOLT POWER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    178
    Ratings:
    +13
    we need to win a superbowl before we can be on a show like that. after winning we can pop off!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  23. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,894
    Ratings:
    +347
    Considering the teams attitude toward the media and their gag order on assistants and players, no one in their right mind would even invite them to this show. Gonna love what happens on twitter when the guys are drinking after a game or on run of time off. What are these guys going to say when they've had a few beers under their belts?
     
  24. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Ratings:
    +408
    IMO, this twitter thing is gonna get someone hung before it's done. Wait until there's a serious car accident where injury or death is involved & it's determined that the driver who caused it was twittering while driving.
     

Share This Page