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.