A Hard Knock Life?

Are the Texans and Jets battling it out for HBO’s Hard Knocks series in 2010?

The New York Jets could be first in line for this year’s series that has featured four teams – Baltimore (2001), Dallas (2002, 2008), Kansas City (2007) and Cincinnati (2009).

The Texans were invited to appear last year but decided it wasn’t the right time.

Between Ryan, some very outspoken players, a dynamic young QB, and a surprise playoff run, this could be a slam dunk for the HBO. As the Daily News reported, the Jets brass was at the Pacquiao fight last weekend with the HBO brass.

Are the Jets closing in on a starring role in HBO’s “Hard Knocks?”

Maybe so. It was curious seeing HBO Sports boss Ross Greenburg sitting ringside with Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum in Dallas at Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight.

Our lip reader had the night off, so it was hard determining what they were saying, but it sure looked like these fellows were enjoying each other’s company.

Would anyone be surprised if Greenburg was doing some hard “Hard Knocks” lobbying?

Maybe now that Kerry Rhodes is gone, the team doesn’t fear anyone hamming it up for the cameras?

Thanks to Chris R. for pointing this out in the comments.