NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – HBO’s widely-popular “Hard Knocks” series has earned its share of praise from critics and a number of major awards since the show debuted in 2001.
New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is not a fan.
Tisch spoke of his distaste for the series in an interview with TMZ. He feels that “Hard Knocks” can be a distraction for young players.
“I don’t think it brings anything to the team,” Tisch said to TMZ. “It’s a bit of a distraction and I think it’s sort of misleading for the players … especially the young guys.”
Both Tisch and John Mara have stated that the Giants have no interest in participating in the reality series.
“Even though it comes off as a documentary, you’re asking young athletes to perform,” Tisch said. “Perform on the field … don’t perform in the locker room for a TV show.”
The Cincinnati Bengals are currently being profiled in the 2013 edition of the Emmy-winning series.
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