The Houston Texans will appear on NFL Films' Hard Knocks, set to premiere on HBO on Aug. 11. With the announcement made, we reflect on the Bengals' entries on the show back in 2009 (which won two emmys) and 2013 (which won three emmys). We were thinking about applying a top-five moments in Hard Knocks history (with the Bengals) but instead turned to our friends on Twitter for their memorable moments.
@Josh_Kirkendall Jayson DiManche call. Nothing beats it.— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) May 27, 2015
+ Here's the video cut of the Jayson DiManche call.
@Josh_Kirkendall Gresham vs. Geno/T. Mays and T. New talking about super powers— Clinton Cunningham (@clintingham) May 27, 2015
+ From Grantland:
"Iron Man has Gwyneth Paltrow," he said out of nowhere last night.
I don’t know if this was building on his discussion of superpowers earlier in training camp, or if this Iron Man discussion was just a completely separate thing. Either way.
"I’m not that in to Gwyneth Paltrow," he explained. Then he catches himself, so as not to offend Tony Stark. "But Gwyneth Paltrow has a good personality."
Then a teammate mentions Tony Stark’s superpowers and ability to land any woman in the world. "But Iron Man has Gwyneth Paltrow," Mays says, noting the hole in his logic.
@Josh_Kirkendall chase coffman being told he's "standing straight up and down like a wedding d*ck"— Adam Wilder (@Twits_Magee) May 27, 2015
@Josh_Kirkendall Mike Brown at the head of the class in Georgetown exploring a position change with the coaching staff...priceless— Scott Rogers (@scottrogers1972) May 27, 2015
+ From our post-show recap:
Brown made the suggestion that maybe they should give defensive end Chris Harrington a look at Tight End while the team was going through their rough patch of injuries. Jonathan Hayes shot that down, calling Harrington "stiff". Thank you.
+ Carson Palmer trying to figure out why his hand smells so bad:
@Josh_Kirkendall Carson palmers Gatorade mixture breakdown— Steven Reitan (@streitan) May 27, 2015
+ Carson Palmer clips.
@Josh_Kirkendall the Child Please moment— Al Thalith (@billyvanore) May 27, 2015
+ The Larry Black injury.
@Josh_Kirkendall Marvin explaining how banks work to 85.— Todd Gibson (@BreakingRad) May 27, 2015
@Josh_Kirkendall Gresham vs Atkins— Al Thalith (@billyvanore) May 27, 2015
+ How could we forget Jim Lippincott's segment, waking J.D. Runnels out of bed to tell him that he's been released. It was pretty "harsh".