May 4, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Kamar Jorden (2) catches a pass past cornerback Corey Gatewood (20) in drills at rookie camp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota Vikings Ready For Training Camp, Not To Appear On Cable Television

The Minnesota Vikings have announced their training camp schedule, but fans won't get an inside look because the team has apparently shut down the opportunity to be involved in HBO's popular series titled 'Hard Knocks.'

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HBO Hard Knocks: Minnesota Vikings Latest Team To Turn Down Opportunity

The Minnesota Vikings might not have been the best season in the NFL last year and don't exactly have a bevy of star power outside of Adrian Peterson, but that doesn't mean a behind the scenes look wouldn't be fun at this year's training camp.

Alas, that won't be the case. 1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad reported on Thursday afternoon that Minnesota is the latest team to turn down the ultra-fun, over-intrustive "Hard Knocks" show that is broadcast each preseason (that isn't shortened due to lockout) on HBO.

Add the Minnesota Vikings to the list of NFL teams that won't be appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks" during training camp this summer.

An NFL source said that for the second consecutive year interest was expressed in having the Vikings be part of a show that has become very popular but is seen as being far too intrusive by many organizations.

Quite a few teams have turned down the offer, but hopefully someone exciting takes the bait and steps up to keep the preseason interesting.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, go to Daily Norseman. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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