Since 2001, HBO has given football fans a unique chance to pull back the curtains and watch their favorite NFL teams, coaches and players in action.
Hard Knocks the hit sports reality show has taken on a life of it's own in recent years. Now with the news that the Cincinnati Bengals will be returning as the featured team for 2013, it got me thinking:
"How fantastic would it have been if the Minnesota Vikings were being profiled instead?"
With so many intriguing offseason storylines to explore, this exclusive look into the Vikings franchise would have given us all a healthy dose of "must-watch TV".
Now without further delay, start the slideshow below and check out five reasons why the Minnesota Vikings should have been on HBO's Hard Knocks this season.