My favorite football series has finally chosen a new team to feature: the Miami Dolphins, as the team has just announced. The HBO series will feature a team with a completely revamped coaching staff, a quarterback controversy, no wide receivers and a general manager who got some really bad publicity. Watch Jeff Ireland ask about the profession of some player's mother! See a player tell Mike Sherman to put a jersey on! What more could you want?
So, how is this related to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, the Dolphins get to play the Bucs during the first week of the preseason. This means that game will be featured (to an extent) on the show, and with a bit of luck we'll get to see some interesting footage of the Bucs, or of the Dolphins preparing for the Bucs. There really was no chance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers deciding to go on the show this year, as it doesn't fit Schiano's philosophy of restricted media access. But at least we'll get to see something of the team on this year's show.
Last year, the Bucs were in the running to be on the show, but they ultimately declined because it wouldn't help them win games. Too bad, winning games proved nearly impossible for most of the year, anyway.