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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Bengals look to avoid 'Hard Knocks' curse


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

There are many curses in sports, but few have been more accurate recently than the "Hard Knocks" curse.

Earlier Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals officially announced they will take part in the popular HBO series this summer, which puts cameras and microphones all over the facility and practice fields to capture the inner workings of training camp.

Since the series began in 2001, not many teams went on to have success.

The Bengals are looking to end the "Hard Knocks" curse in 2009. Will they prevail?