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.
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.
The third edition of Hard Knocks offered us some things Who Dey Nation already knows but that the rest of the country might not.
The Bengals coaching staff continued to get top billing in the HBO series Hard Knocks.
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.
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 #ready_for_some_football. #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