With the New York Jets, football's ultimate reality series found a team promising unrestricted access and story lines with all the makings of a smash hit.
"We're calling it 'Hard Knocks hits Broadway,'" says director Steve Trout of NFL Films. The sixth season of the HBO series (premiering tonight at 10/9c) follows the Super Bowl contenders through training camp to whittle 85 players down to a 53-man roster...read more
Thus far this season, no one has been able to figure out how to stop the New England Patriots juggernaut and now that the dream of a perfect 19-win campaign is only two games away, it seems everyone is eager to see history made. Everyone, that is, except for the San Diego Chargers, who have ridden a late-season wave of eight straight wins en route to this Sunday's AFC Championship game. But the Chargers have also hit a number of speed bumps in last week's divisional game against the Indianapolis Colts, both quarterback Philip Rivers and running back LaDainian Tomlinson suffered knee injuries that kept them out of the game during the crucial final minutes. (It's unclear whether either will be unable to play this Sunday.) Tight end Antonio Gates is also questionable, having suffered a dislocated left big toe in the wild-card game against Tennessee two weeks back. (Gates did play against the Colts last week but was not up to his usual production.)CBS analyst Phil Simms s...read more