Hard Knocks on HBO



](/news/article-1/Not-so-Hard-Knocks/8f437262-c195-422f-b8ad-970ba30b3838) » **August 7: Not so Hard Knocks**
All in all Tuesday night's first episode of Hard Knocks: Bengals proved to be entertaining and absorbing, if not a bit lighter and bouncier than its 2009 big brother.




» **August 14: Episode 2 gets edgy**
There weren't as many gags and there weren't as many one-liners Tuesday night as Hard Knocks got a little more edgy in Episode 2: Back to the Games.




» **August 20: Hard Knocks get harder**
The third edition of Hard Knocks offered us some things Who Dey Nation already knows but that the rest of the country might not.




» **August 27: Coaches continue to star**
The Bengals coaching staff continued to get top billing in the HBO series Hard Knocks.




» **August 28: A Hard Knocks Life**
We are in a small conference room in three rows of chairs just above the Ohio River on the Kentucky side and most of the crew of about 30 that shot that 50-minute piece for HBO is doing what America is doing: seeing Hard Knocks for the first time.




» **September 3: Veteran move**
Hard Knocks went out like that solid, steady 10-year veteran that always puts on good tape whenever he goes out there.


@RobGehringNFL Great job this season with #HardKnocks. It was truly captivating from start to finish. — Dan Savage (@Dan_Savage) September 4, 2013

Great season of #HardKnocks, @TMOluvsFball! Best show on TV! I think you even got my mom to watch last night. @ZoesCupcakeCafe — Matt Bloom (@CoachMattBloom) September 4, 2013

Great season of #HardKnocks. The #Bengals look like a true #SuperBowl contender. Still irked about Conner...also, James Harrison is funny. — Peter Fournier (@P_Fournier) September 4, 2013

Standing ovation for every last person that worked on HBO's #HardKnocks. That is an impressive television show. — Seth Weitberg (@SethWeitberg) September 4, 2013

@HBO #HardKnocks killed it again. The show always makes me route for teams I never cared about in my life. Go #Bengals! — Douglas Caballero (@dCABALLERO) September 4, 2013

Just watched the final #hardknocks episode on #HBO. Well done. I don't know about y'all, but I'm #readyforsomefootball. #NFL — Rick Walsworth (@RickWalsworth) September 4, 2013

Finally watching tonight's #hardknocks so happy Jason DiManche made the team he really seems like a great guy — Teddy Ballgame (@teddy_cards) September 4, 2013

Watched final episode of #HardKnocks on HBO with the Bengals.. great wrapup of camp including #DaneSanzenbacher making 53 man roster.. — Dan Cummins (@DanCummins11) September 4, 2013

The shots of the numbers getting cut off the jerseys are harsh.... and fantastic. #HardKnocks — Stephen King (@stephenVking) September 4, 2013

I cheered out loud when @DiMonstAr34 made the team #HardKnocks — Jeremy Brown (@JeremyBrownFunE) September 4, 2013

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