Hard Knocks Open Thread

August 8th, 2017

Watch the HBO show at 10 p.m. and chat about all the Hard Knocks fun and intrigue right here in the JoeBucsFan.com comments section with friends, enemies and anonymous Bucs fans.

What could be better? A lot of things. But still dive in and keep it clean. Go Bucs!

90 Responses to “Hard Knocks Open Thread”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Nice! Ty

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Episode one primer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w10AnleekTE

  3. Mr. E Nigma Says:

    Does anyone know when it will be on HBO Now?

  4. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    These BUCS crazy… WAY TOO FAST.
    Tampa Bay!!! Raise that flag
    Hardest thing in the dock, that there mine
    Stick Carriers… Bout that time!!!!
    A play off of a song by Jeezy.
    Go BUCS

  5. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    ^^^lose my mind
    Young Jeezy
    Lol I’m on one. Let’s go BUCS

  6. Joe Says:

    Does anyone know when it will be on HBO Now?

    If that is the streaming-only service, not until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

  7. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    I don’t know about hbo now but hbo go it’ll be on within a minute of the initial air time

  8. Nybucsfan Says:

    I’m read. It’s been to long. I need some football. #Stickcarrier

  9. DB55 Says:

    72 hours until kickoff. I just can’t believe it.

  10. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Dirks granpappy…what’s the difference between the two? I got HBO Now trial period for 30 days..

  11. Gencoimports Says:

    Amazon Customer Service confirmed for me just now it will show up under the Amazon Video, HBO Channel, HBO Sports section tonight at 10.

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    weird that hbo go doesn’t just put it up as soon as it airs like they do with other shows. I will have to avoid the comment sections and possibly bucs news sites and even football sites in general until I watch this tomorrow after work lol mother of god

  13. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Lord…I feel your pain…lol…

  14. Capt Kidd Says:

    I ordered HBO on my DirecTv today. I’ll cancel it after Hard Knocks is over and it’ll cost me $10. Don’t tell them but I would have paid more! T-Bones and baked potatoes on the grill, horesradish and bacon dip for the show. We’re ready!!

  15. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I think everyone saying that Jameis or Kwon are going to emerge as the stars of the show are going to be a little disappointed. That’s not really what Hard Knocks has ever been. They tend to focus on the bubble guys to create drama.

    I’m hoping we get some Javien Elliot and his back story. As an FSU fan who followed this guy, his story is remarkable and I think he’d make for great TV

  16. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Just saw an interesting stat. Winston ranks 1st in QBR on throws OUTSIDE the pocket since 2015. He’s 2nd in Tds OUTSIDE the pocket and 5th in yards per attempt since 2015 (Rookie year)

  17. Wesley Says:

    Most of us don’t have hbo so…….guess we’ll be watching something else.

  18. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Man they are really playing up how poor Jameis was.
    It may be true but man they don’t need to put all that out there.
    I know James gave it to them, but they kinda made him look bad.

  19. Mike Says:

    Very psyched to see our Bucs on Hard Knocks! Just listed to “Rise” by Skillet and I’m pumped! That could be the stick carrier anthem!

  20. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    What Web site sells the stick tee shirts

  21. Lamarcus Says:


  22. DB55 Says:

    Mike goat

    That’s cuz the oline can’t block and Jameis is a man beast. Lord please let suh pull a hammy before week 1 please lort pls.

  23. LifeOfABucFan Says:


    If you’re on Twitter…find Samer Ali..

  24. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Interesting tid-bit of information there GOAT.

  25. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    55 after watching cutlers presser yesterday do really think suh is geeked up about playing football this season. I mean cutler all but stated “I’m doing this because my wife made me”. suh please.

  26. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Ain’t nobody in no hurry to play a season with no QB man.

  27. Buccaneer scotty Says:


  28. Lamarcus Says:

    Jameis is the best player in the league. He has a effect on wins.

  29. Lamarcus Says:

    Happy to have a franchise qbs so we don’t have to sign Cutlers and kaps of the world. God bless Winston.

  30. Joe Says:

    Happy to have a franchise qbs so we don’t have to sign Cutlers and kaps of the world. God bless Winston.


  31. DB55 Says:

    It’s on!

  32. MadMax Says:


  33. Pickgrin Says:

    Love the “rocket” analogy.


    Look at that opening!!!! sick!!!!!

  35. DB55 Says:

    Wait! JW got Trump spray painted on his wall? He’ll nah?!?!?

  36. unbelievable Says:

    Stoked for this!

    Won’t be staying in thread cuz I’m not watching it until later tonight.

    Go Bucs!

  37. BullsBucs Says:

    Sucks I got the HBO Now but have to wait until tomorrow

  38. DB55 Says:

    Ya don’t know about the slums. RECOGNIZE

  39. Pickgrin Says:

    TMI RE: the peeing off the porch Jameis – LOL

  40. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Cockroaches mating, the pee corner and GMC in a different light, lucky to have GMC in the community as a positve role model and player

  41. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m f@$!in mad😠.. I can’t watch live, gotta record it.

  42. Pickgrin Says:

    “This is a team ready for launch”

  43. DB55 Says:

    When you come from the bottom, the gutters, and succeed there’s nothing that can stop you. Watch DJax and Kwon be similar. Maybe even Noah, nah def Noah.

  44. Guzzie Says:

    They gonna trade me lol

  45. Brandon From Philly Says:

    I cant wait til the first preseason game. Hard Knocks got me excited for the season.

  46. DB55 Says:

    Ooooh! I know you heard that!

    Oh they gonna trade me! – gmc

  47. Rrsrq Says:

    A new man in town

  48. MadMax Says:

    Got chills watching that Djax catch in the rain and the responses….man i hope he stays healthy!

  49. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    SNOOP gonna be a bucs fan

  50. Brandon From Philly Says:

    I hope Snoop doesnt influence Jeremy on his medicine practices lol

  51. Brandon From Philly Says:

    “Doug dont want to be there too much longer” – Snoop lol

  52. Gencoimports Says:

    Amazon gave me bad information – it will not be posted until tomorrow morning.

  53. Gencoimports Says:


  54. Brandon From Philly Says:

    “ain’t no mountain high enough” yeah Godwin

  55. Pickgrin Says:

    Man – that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I feel like Rhealist with all these exclaimation points but I can’t stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Lamarcus Says:

    Mcweapon come on man. This guy looks like camp meat.

  57. NewTampaChris Says:

    No stick carriers!?!?!

  58. Patel Jayesh Says:

    Snoop was rollin one on while on the phone

  59. Lamarcus Says:

    Mcweapon can’t block. 🙁

  60. Capt.Tim Says:

    Jameis and McCoy Rock.
    So lucky to have them leading us to the Playoffs!!

  61. Captain Big Stick Says:

    it was ok I guess… no training camp takeover scenes.. wow

  62. Johnnie Says:

    Love Jamies preys before each day! Jamies will rise! Love this kid, I’m in North Carolina and debating flying to Tampa just to catch him live just once! Love this kid! I’m about to lift now he got me so pumped!

  63. MadMax Says:

    I hope Riley Bullough has the talent to make the team. That guy has some intensity.

  64. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jameis is perfect leader for this team and town, that OL better protect him

  65. Brandon From Philly Says:

    Stick Carriers better be on the next episode

  66. J mone sec 147 Says:

    I’m thinking they can use the footage of stick carriers in the future they could be setting it up really nicely


    The majority of this footage is before “The Takeover”

  68. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    That was hype, our boys are mad funny, such good chemistry.

  69. BigMacAttack Says:

    I thought it was excellent. Good back stories and camera work. I think Dirk is not happy hearing the language and the last few minutes where Jameis was off bad. Koetter getting on him. Things aren’t always peachy, but it was pretty darn real. First time I’ve seen Hard Knocks because this is the only team I care about. Well Done.

  70. @SarasotaJay Says:

    Very well done. I wish episode 2 was on tomorrow. Don’t worry fellow stick carriers, we will get some love next week

  71. ARGH_M8E Says:

    That ending gave me goosebumps!!!! LETS GOOOOO!!!!!! Didn’t sit down once!!!! AMAZING STUFF

  72. BucTrooper Says:

    I could watch a whole episode of the Bucs talking Game of Thrones.

  73. Dreambig Says:

    ^^^^^ Well said BigMac!

  74. SOEbuc Says:

    Hoping Mcnicols isn’t actually taking Snoop Dogg advice. GMC kids are so freakin cute.

  75. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Love the speech Jameis wakes up to everyday! It’s something I push to my team all the time. I am fully confident he will be great as he is already well on his way!! Go Bucs!!

  76. Elvis in STL Says:


  77. Rod Munch Says:

    Never seen Hard Knocks before so I have no frame of reference on if this was good or bad compared to other seasons – but I can say I enjoyed it way more than I was expecting, way more.

  78. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I’ve watched all teams, all season of HK..it’s on YouTube..

    My take: Amazing insight on the tem chemistry during the singing segment. Riley Burroughs is a very passionate player..I can see being the next Kwon..maybe not with the Bucs, we are stacked at the position..but maybe he will get his turn..

    Loved GMAC carrying the players pads and helmets..that was amazing to see..the rookies were taken aback..

    Heartbreaking: Koetter letting go of Alex Gray and another rookie..I hate to see it cause as a mum to guys this age..I know it’s soul crushing..

  79. 911bucs Says:

    If that didn’t get you pumped for the season there’s something wrong. Is DJ super fast or what? Gonna be a heck of a season.

  80. Bernie K Says:

    Uncle Snoop

  81. JayBucBoi Says:

    Training Camo Takeover scenes will air next week kats, believe that!! There’s too much material filmed prior to this week for the first episode to include it all.
    Next week we’ll get Gruden and Stick Carriers and Preseason game 1!!! Here we go!

  82. JayBucBoi Says:

    Training *Camp Takeover

  83. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Jay..was that you watching HK from your computer where a guy name burrito was on??

  84. Gabe Kelber Says:

    Anyone know a website or any way I can watch Hard Knocks???

  85. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Gabe..get a month of free HULU with HBO Now..it’ll be there 7 a.m. on..but I did watch it in some sordid website..it’s on now…but I can’t link it here..

  86. unbelievable Says:

    I’m guessing Stick Carriers will be featured on episode 2… leading up to showing our 1st preseason game this Friday!

    It got me jacked up for football, though I could personally do without the 20 min of filler.

  87. Cobraboy Says:

    I rarely, if ever, watch TV. Mom CB had dish installed for a little connection to the states, but that’s it.

    I ordered HBO just for Hard Knocks.

    And I am not at all disappointed. Never saw it before.

    But this premier segment was very well done, great content, editing and video.

    It;s great to get a look at this team, possibly the most interesting ever, even more interesting than the 2002 Bucs going into the SB season.

    Of course, this is just the teaser, the setting of the table. I suspect getting to PS games will jack the show up a notch.

    Kudos to HBO. Well done!

  88. Cobraboy Says:

    On another note, I really liked the focus on Riley Bulloch! I wish that guy the best, and hope he’s a ST Demon.

  89. Casey Morgan Says:

    Just order HBO already. Watch/stream Game of Thrones and Hard Knocks. Then drop it in a couple months if you have to…

  90. Buc-Naked Says:

    I loved the show….can’t wait till the next episode! Anyone know the name of the motivational speaker Jameis was listening to?

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!