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NY Giants Co-Owner:

'Hard Knocks' Is BAD

For NFL Players

8/22/2013 8:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Harrison might be on to something, 'cause "Hard Knocks" is the kind of show that can DESTROY a football team ... so says NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.

Tisch -- and the entire Giants organization -- have made it clear the team will NEVER agree to participate in the HBO docu-series, and yesterday in L.A., Tisch explained why.

"I don't think it brings anything to the team," Tisch said ... "It's a bit of a distraction and I think it's sort of misleading for the players ... especially the young guys."

Tisch continued, "Even though It comes off as a documentary, you're asking young athletes to perform. Perform on the field ... don't perform in the locker room for a TV show."

"I don't think it's in the players' best interest."

Clearly, the Cincinnati Bengals don't feel the same way. They're currently participating on the show for the SECOND time.

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

Truth    

THE GIANTS AINT EXACTLY A HOT FOOTBALL TEAM BRO... NO1 WANTS TO SEE THEM ANYWAY. HIGHLY DOUBT HBO IS CRYING OVER GIANT'S POTENTIALLY LOW RATINGS (IF ASKED WHICH THEY DIDNT). #TRUTH!!

334 days ago
2.

anony    

The show is potentially best for struggling teams.
Teams that are doing well don't need the extra scrutiny.

334 days ago
3.

Phil Mcl    

Steve Tisch is selfish he sure dosen't mind being a camera whore!!!!!

334 days ago
4.

OK    

The Giants are going to stink this year. This guy is an idiot who should have kept his big yap shut.

334 days ago
5.

Shannon Nutt    

The last time the Bengals were on Hard Knocks they went to the playoffs, so it obviously didn't hurt them.

Miami was on a couple years back and had a much-improved season.

If anything, it teaches players how to perform under media scrutiny, which they'll need if the team goes to the playoffs or further.

334 days ago
6.

E    

As someone who worked for a pro football team, it's not about it being a distraction. Those guys do so much stuff and get away with so much ****, of course you wouldn't want anyone to know about that. There is so much that gets glossed over in the name of the game, so yeah it would ruin your team.

334 days ago
7.

elm    

Last time the Bengals did Hard Knocks they went from perennial loser to the AFCN champion. Try again Tish.

334 days ago
8.

bjay    

He's correct. The only teams that sign on with Hard Knocks are Bunglers (Cincy) and Butt-Fumblers (Jets).

334 days ago
9.

CasperAKA.Jlo🚽boy    

Says who?

334 days ago

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