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Why Packers won't ever be on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

12:55 PM, Aug. 22, 2012  |  Comments
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Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he has never watched "Hard Knocks," the HBO show that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an NFL team during training camp.

This year the Miami Dolphins are the focus of the weekly show.

To no one's surprise, Thompson said he would never consider allowing the Hard Knocks camera crew to focus on the Packers.

"That's not something that's high on our radar," said Thompson. "I don't think Mike (McCarthy) and I, either one, feel very comfortable with it. I'm not saying it's not good for other places. I'm sure it's a successful television show. We don't do business that way. ? It would be uncomfortable with a camera there."

Thompson believes the show has a purpose, just not in Green Bay.

"I think the fan interest in the National Football League is very keen," Thompson said. "I'm assuming that the league and the individual teams think it's a good way to get their message out there and I think that's fine.

"It doesn't really suit my personality because you wouldn't want to see me on TV that much."

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