Evidence That HBO’s Hard Knocks Is Not Scripted

Last night on HBO’s Hard Knocks, Antonio Cromartie was asked to name his children.

Antonio Cromartie tries to remember his kids

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Hard Knocks Goes From Contact To Water Sports

Past couple years, thanks to his myriad of amusing endorsements, Carson Palmer has been a gift that keeps giving for guys like me. And now it gives me great pleasure to report that his brother, backup Bengals QB Jordan Palmer, is ready to relieve his brother in scaring up his own unintentional comedy goldmine.

Jordan Palmer's RunPee iPhone app

(Jordan upholding family tradition of providing comedy endorsement gold)

On HBO’s “Hard Knocks” last night, Jordan promoted an iPhone app he helped develop called RunPee. The app is designed to pinpoint the most opportune times to bleed the goose relieve yourself during a movie. Costing $1.99, RunPee denotes the elapsed time of when to go, replete with dialogue cues - and even comes with a timer. (Uh, like that really matters?)

Dan Florio is the name of the main developer of the app. He describes Jordan’s role at RunPee.com:

Jordan Palmer is part of the RockSoftware team that develops the mobile apps. He called me up one day, back in June, to talk about marketing and stuff. Cool guy, nice conversation. In the back of my mind I kept thinking, “An NFL quarterback called ME!” Still sort of strange this new world I live in.

HBO’s Hard Knocks is covering the Bengals’ camp this season. Carson and Jordan were interviewed wearing RunPee T-shirts. How wild is that? :)

With RunPee the next great iPhone app of our time, let’s all say a little prayer that Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis keeps Jordan on the team this season instead of snuffing out what could otherwise be a joy-filled four months in the Queen City.

RunPee is also far from being the only app Jordan has helped bring to market. The ASSOCIATED PRESS revealed the other side of his biz recently, which entails getting fans to pay for an app that will “connect” them to their favorite athletes … like Mark Sanchez and Chad Ochocinco. Read more…

Week In Review: Reggie & Kim K. Kaput as Couple

• First Tony & Jess, and now Reggie Bush & Kim Kardashian call it quits. NFL star giving his Hollywood honey the heave-ho trifecta now in play.

Kim Kardashian Reggie Bush

• Tour de France teammate Alberto Contador has some strong words for Livestrong leader Lance Armstrong.

• Florida Panthers exec Uri Man is the man for making moves on Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt during an on-air interview.

Zorn has scorn for porn: The Redskins coach says he’s never seen any sexually explicit sites.

• The WNBA’s Washington Mystics won’t use a Kiss Cam at games because they’re afraid of locating lesbians locking lips.

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HBO Bringing In Bengals For Next “Hard Knocks”

Last season, HBO attempted to entertain cable TV audiences with their hard-hitting, behind-the-scenes football expose series “Hard Knocks”, featuring the Dallas Cowboys. Despite the glut of must-see-TV personality types (T.O., Pacman, Romo + Jessica, etc.), the show wasn’t that compelling. (Or maybe it was - I never bothered to tune in. Probably because “Sex Games Cancun” was showing on Cinemax at the same time.)

Chad Johnson HBO

Anyway, HBO is rolling out another season of the show. And in attempt to get some more exciting & controversial footage, this year’s series will be all about the Cincinnati Bengals.

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HBO Show Catches Pacman Making It Rain Again

Since losing/removing “Inside The NFL” from their schedule, HBO has been looking for more football-centered programming for their pay channel. And last night was the season premiere of “Hard Knocks“, the candid, in-depth, behind the scenes, too hot for TV pigskin series - sort of like “Playmakers“, if it was properly censored & approved by the NFL.

Adam Pacman Jones footballs

(We know one thing about Adam - he’s got a lot of balls)

Although we didn’t catch the premiere (there was some QB trade going on), FANSIDED does pass along a clip from the show, featuring everyone’s favorite calamitous cornerback, Adam “Don’t Call Me Pacman” Jones.

In this week’s installment, Adam is up to his old tricks again, making it rain on teammate Felix Jones’ head. But when we say “making it rain”, we really mean it.

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