Sport Hard Knocks will undergo some sort of change
Yankees reliever Zack Britton to undergo elbow surgery
This will be the second elbow procedure the 33-year-old has undergone this season. In early March, Britton required arthroscopic surgery — also to alleviate bone chips — that kept him from making his season debut until mid-June. In between the injuries, Britton struggled to his worst season since he moved to the bullpen in 2014. The typically reliable relief ace managed only 18 1/3 innings of 5.89 ERA ball. Britton continued to rack up ground balls at one of the league’s best clips (68%), but his walk rate spiked to a career high 17.1%.
Theof Hard Knocks apparently won’t involve euthanasia.
The show will continue to live, but some sort of change is coming. NFL Films has posted a tweet that says “Hard Knocks has left Dallas. Thursday night,.”
The announcement will come during halftime of the Giants-Washington game.
This means, possibly, that Hard Knocks will become an in-season product, like the now-defunct All or Nothing series from Amazon. It also could mean that it’s changing networks, from HBO to another platform. (The HBO logo in the NFL Films video would suggest otherwise.)
Marlins' Brian Anderson to undergo shoulder surgery
It’s the second shoulder subluxation of the season for Anderson, who also missed two-and-a-half months earlier in the year with a similar issue. Coupled with a brief IL stint for an oblique strain, those injuries limited Anderson to 264 plate appearances. The 28-year-old hit .249/.337/.378 with seven home runs in that time. It was the least productive season of Anderson’s four-year big league career. He entered the year as a career .266/.349/.431 hitter. Along with his reliable defense at the hot corner, Anderson had been one of the Marlins’ more consistent performers.
It’s highly unlikely that the NFL already is announcing the 2022 Hard Knocks team, unless one of the league’s franchise has decided to already commit to serving as the preseason guinea pig.
Our guess is that it’s becoming an in-season experience. Which could be more compelling that a training-camp-only endeavor. All or Nothing was very good. It went away during COVID and it apparently isn’t coming back.
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Colts to be first team featured on in-season edition of HBO's 'Hard Knocks' .
The announcement was made during the "Thursday Night Football" game between the Giants and Washington. The Horseshoe is coming to #HardKnocks. pic.twitter.com/wXdpBHvUej — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 17, 2021 The inside look at Indianapolis' late-season run will premiere Nov. 17 and continue every week through the end of its season. This will be the first time the Colts have been featured on any edition of "Hard Knocks" since the show was introduced in 2001.