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2011 NFL Season: 49ers Under Consideration For 2011 'Hard Knocks' On HBO

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Although the 2011 NFL season remains up for debate, side businesses are planning as if the season will start like normal. This includes the HBO reality show "Hard Knocks." The show follows a team through training camp and provides an inside look at how a team prepares for the regular season. It now looks like our San Francisco 49ers are under consideration to be included on "Hard Knocks."

The series is also considering the Dallas Cowboys, the Seattle Seahawks, the Miami Dolphins, the Denver Broncos, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to PFT, the Bucs are apparently the favorite to get the show. I picked up HBO at a nice discount recently, so it'd be pretty sweet if the 49ers could get on Hard Knocks. It makes sense to at least considering given the addition of Jim Harbaugh as head coach. Throw in a potential quarterback battle and it could be worthy of solid ratings.

What are your thoughts on potentially appearing on "Hard Knocks" ? It seems like a long-shot given some of the other teams involved, but the 49ers do have a story worthy of the show, as well as some characters worthy of television. Is there concern about how it might affect the team's preparations? This, of course, is all assuming there is a 2011 NFL season. Otherwise we get Hard Knocks: Courtroom Edition.