According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have turned down the opportunity to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series (please see link below). I can see two sides to this coin. On the one hand, appearing on Hard Knocks gets a team on the national radar in a hurry and could be a major source of offseason entertainment for diehard fans. But on the other side, it truly can become a distraction to coaches and players, as mentioned in McClain’s column.
Not necessarily intending to compare apples and oranges, but I see where the Texans are going. They are starting to embrace a San Antonio Spurs-like winning culture based on collective teamwork and humility, placing the team, system and championship pursuit above all individual accolades. The Texans are not an organization starving for national attention, at least not the soap opera variety.
So while I would’ve undoubtedly tuned in to and recorded every episode had the Texans become the featured team, I am definitely at peace with this decision and believe this further reflects how serious this organization is about laying a strong character foundation in pursuit of winning football games instead of popularity contests.
What are your thoughts, Texans fans?