The NFL is a rare league that offers an annual in-depth look into a team in the format of its show, Hard Knocks.
The HBO series offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at a team as it goes through training camp and the preseason.
In the past, that meant seeing the raw emotion of players being cut.
The series has toned down such content since and the latest iteration featuring the Dallas Cowboys lacked the usual intrigue.
However, Cowboys fans surely found it interesting.
The show appears on a yearly basis, which is why fans may be wondering about an announcement the NFL is planning Thursday night.
A tweet seemed to indicate some sort of change is coming.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 15, 2021
There is really no telling what this could mean.
Trying To Decipher Meaning
Is the show going away?
That is probably not likely, because such a thing would be done without so much fanfare.
Is the league announcing next year’s featured team?
That too is unlikely because there are certain qualifiers to be featured.
So what can it be?
An announcement will be made during halftime of Thursday night’s Giants-WFT game that will involve the future of the Hard Knocks' series, per a league official.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2021
One potential theory is that the show is switching networks.
Or that maybe the NFL will have two teams or even follow one team throughout the entire offseason.
The genius of such a teaser is that the NFL will have fans talking and tuning into a Thursday night game that doesn’t feature two explosive teams in the New York Giants and Washington Football Team.
Wait And See
All fans can do is wait and see as the NFL tries to be sneaky in terms of the announcement.
Fans can surely expect to be teased even further throughout the first half of the actual game.
A change in network would not be too surprising, and something like Amazon Prime could even be a landing spot as the league continues to do more business with the company.
Putting it on the streaming platform would also make it more accessible to a larger audience.
The speculation will end soon enough at halftime of Thursday night’s game.
What is your guess as to what will happen?